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Environmental Impact of Gasoline and other Petroleum Compounds

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Research Synopsis: Environmental Impact of Gasoline and other Petroleum Compounds

Irwin, R.J.  1997.  Environmental Contaminants Encyclopedia: Gasoline.  Water Resources Division, National Park Service.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.  1995.  Toxicological profile for fuel oils.  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

McKee, J.E., F.B. Laverty, and R.H. Hertel.  1972.  Gasoline in groundwater.  Water Pollution Control Federation 44: 293-302.

Petroleum Contamination of Natural Systems

Blakely, J.K., D.A. Neher, and A.L. Spongberg.  2002.  Soil invertebrate and microbial communities, and decomposition as indicators of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon contamination.  Applied Soil Ecology 21: 71-88.

Lytle, D.A. and B.L. Peckarsky.  2001.  Spatial and temporal impacts of a diesel fuel spill on stream invertebrates.  Freshwater Biology 46:693-704.

Elliott, W.R. 2000.  Conservation of the North American cave and karst biota.  In. Wilkens, H., D.C. Culver, and W.F. Humphrey (eds). Subterranean Ecosystems.  Pp. 665-689.

Eberhard, S.  1995.  Impact of a limestone quarry on aquatic cave fauna at Ida Bay in Tasmania.  Proceedings of the Eleventh Australasian Conference on Cave and Karst Management.  Pp. 125-137.

Petroleum Toxicity and Invertebrates

Stadler, T. and M. Buteler.  2009.  Modes of entry of petroleum distilled spray-oils into insects: a review.  Bulletin of Insectology 62: 169-177. 

Trumble, J. T. and D. Vickerman. 2003. Impact of pollution on terrestrial arthropods. In:

J. Capinera, (Ed.).  Encyclopedia of Entomology.  Pp. 170-173.

Freeborn, S.B. and R.F. Atsatt.  The effects of petroleum oils on mosquito larvae.  Journal of Economic Entomology 11: 299-308.

Richards, G., Jr.  1941.  Differentiation between toxic and suffocating effects of petroleum oils on larvae of the house mosquito (Culex pipiens L.) (Diptera).  Transactions of the American Entomological Society 67: 161-196.

Moore, W.  1917.  Volatility of organic compounds as an index of the toxicity of their vapors to insects.  Journal of Agricultural Research 10: 365-371.

Importance of Cave Crickets

Taylor, S.J., J.K. Krejca, and M.L. Denight.  2005.  Foraging range and habitat use of Ceuthophilus secretus (Orthoptera: Rhaphidophoridae) a key trogloxene in central Texas cave communities.  American Midland Naturalist 154: 97-114.


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