The potentially affected fraction as a measure of ecological risk

T.P. Traas, D. van de Meent, L. Posthuma, T. Hamers, B.J. Kater, D. de Zwart, T. Aldenberg

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Abstract

Species sensitivity distributions (SSDs) can be used in ecological risk assessment to quantify ecological risk associated with concentrations of pollutants. This chapter proposes the potentially affected fraction (PAF) of species, related to the "forward" use of SSDs, as a quantative measure of ecological risk to biotic communities
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpecies sensitivity distributions in ecotoxicology
EditorsL. Posthuma, G.W. Suter
Pages315-344
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • toxic substances
  • pollutants
  • ecosystems
  • risk assessment
  • ecotoxicology

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    Traas, T. P., van de Meent, D., Posthuma, L., Hamers, T., Kater, B. J., de Zwart, D., & Aldenberg, T. (2002). The potentially affected fraction as a measure of ecological risk. In L. Posthuma, & G. W. Suter (Eds.), Species sensitivity distributions in ecotoxicology (pp. 315-344) https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780429136986/chapters/10.1201/9781420032314-20