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Post-mining calcareous seepages as surrogate habitats for aquatic macroinvertebrate biota of vanishing calcareous spring fens

Authors

POLÁŠKOVÁ Vendula SCHENKOVÁ Jana BARTOŠOVÁ Martina ŠORFOVÁ Vanda HORSÁK Michal

Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
Web https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.08.023
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.08.023
Field Ecology
Keywords Seepage; Spoil heap; Conservation potential; Biodiversity; Secondary habitat; Diptera
Description Many studies have investigated the vegetation and terrestrial fauna of post-mining spoil heaps, but little is known about aquatic macroinvertebrates in these areas, particularly at spring-fed habitats. We studied nine seepages (i.e. spring-fed habitats) located at two neighbouring spoil heaps in the Sokolov brown-coal basin (Czech Republic), characterised by basic water pH, calcium carbonate precipitation, high heavy metal and sulphate concentrations.
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