Post-mining calcareous seepages as surrogate habitats for aquatic macroinvertebrate biota of vanishing calcareous spring fens
|Článek v odborném periodiku
|Časopis / Zdroj
|Fakulta / Pracoviště MU
|Ekologie - společenstva
|Seepage; Spoil heap; Conservation potential; Biodiversity; Secondary habitat; Diptera
|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.