Domain 6 (Supra-organism level ecotoxicology), Subdomain 5 (Evaluate indirect effects on populations, meta-populations, communities, and ecosystems).
You have been criticized that your laboratory dose-response toxicity test (to determine the lethal dose of copper to Daphnia [water flea], crustacean) is a test of individual response, not a population response. What laboratory work would address this?
- Develop a food web model for your species
- Rerun your test with many different species to develop a species sensitivity curve
- Rerun your test with additional endpoints to develop a Leslie matrix
- Identify policies that state your test does apply to populations