Ejercicio interlaboratorio de bioensayos marinos para la evaluación de la calidad ambiental de sedimentos costeros. VI. Análisis general de resultados y conclusiones del ejercicio

  1. M.C. Casado Martínez 1
  2. J.L. Buceta 2
  3. Jesús M. Forja Pajares 1
  4. Tomás Angel del Valls Casillas 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Cádiz

    Universidad de Cádiz

    Cádiz, España

    ROR https://ror.org/04mxxkb11

  2. 2 Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Publicas

    Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Publicas

    Madrid, España

Ciencias marinas

ISSN: 0185-3880

Year of publication: 2006

Volume: 32

Issue: 1

Pages: 167-177

Type: Article

DOI: 10.7773/CM.V32I12.1029 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2006
  • Journal Impact Factor: 0.439
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 0.395
  • Article influence score: 0.0
  • Best Quartile: Q4
  • Area: MARINE & FRESHWATER BIOLOGY Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 72/79 (Ranking edition: SCIE)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2006
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.357
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: Aquatic Science Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 114/176


(Data updated as of 03-03-2023)
  • Total citations: 3
  • Recent citations: 1
  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 0.33


To ensure that toxicity bioassays comply with national criteria, an interlaboratory study was carried out that focussed mainly on the development, optimization and validation of methods for dredged material toxicity assessment. The performance of these techniques was assessed in a validation study and the results were compared with the traditional chemical characterization. This study included two phases and showed promising results in particular for the Microtox® bioassay, the bioassay using crustacean amphipods and the embryo-larval development bioassay using sea urchins. These tests seem feasible and give useful information for dredged material management. Moreover, to evaluate sediment quality, the chemical concentration of the contaminants of concern and toxicity test endpoints were linked using multivariate analysis. The results of this analysis showed that the toxic responses were correlated to different contaminants measured in the sediments.