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Outdoor mesocosm facilities

Estación de mesocosmos

 

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Artificial ponds: Twenty-four artificial ponds (1 m3) for assessing the fate and effects of chemicals in lentic ecosystems. They are stocked or naturally colonized with a wide range of planktonic, macrophyte and macroinvertebrate organisms.
Artificial ponds
Artificial channels: Nine artificial channels (5 m length, 30 cm wide) for assessing the fate and effects of chemicals in lotic ecosystems. They are stocked or naturally colonized with primary producers and macroinvertebrates.
Artificial channels
Biodiversity lagoon: Artificial lagoon (30 m3) for growing aquatic plants and invertebrates for their use in the experiments.
Biodiversity lagoon