Ecological evidence links adverse biological effects to pesticide and metal contamination in an urban Australian watershed
Claudette R Kellar, Kathryn L Hassell, Sara M Long, Jackie H Myers, Lisa Golding, Gavin Rose, Anupama Kumar, Ary A Hoffmann, Vincent Pettigrove
Journal of Applied Ecology | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2014
The project was funded by Melbourne Water Corporation, and we thank Michelle Wotten, Alex Walton, Robert Considine and Erik Ligtermoet for their contribution. Our thanks to Debra Gonzago and Hai Doan for C.tepperi toxicity tests and Pei Zhang and AnhDuyen Bui for sediment pesticide analysis. We appreciate assistance with fishing from John McGuckin and Tom Ryan, field and laboratory assistance from Daniel MacMahon, Alexis Marshall, Minna Saaristo, Rebecca Brown, Mayumi Allinson, Melissa Gamat and Lee Englestad. We also extend thanks to reviewers who provided valuable comments on this article. Fish were collected under the Fisheries Victoria Collection Permits NP169 and RP998, and all procedures carried out on fish complied with University of Melbourne Animal Ethics guidelines, under approved project IDs 0911373.1 and 1011590.1.