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Soil faunal activity as measured by the bait-lamina test in monocultures of 14 tree species in the Siemianice common-garden experiment, Poland.
Abstract In 1970–1971, 53 tree monoculture study plots were established (20 m × 20 m) in Siemianice (SW Poland) by clearcutting of an 81-year-old pine forest. The following 14 tree species wereExpand
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Metal uptake by xerothermic plants introduced into Zn-Pb industrial wastes
The dusty surfaces of post-flotation wastes contain high concentrations of toxic compounds and spread widely if appropriate vegetation is not introduced. It has been previously established thatExpand
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The influence of substrates and physicochemical factors on the composition of diatom assemblages in karst springs and their applicability in water-quality assessment
The methodological standards of monitoring programs recommend collecting material from stones, but this community is often absent in slow-flowing waters, whereas a great number of localities do offerExpand
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Species diversity and spatial distribution of enchytraeid communities in forest soils: effects of habitat characteristics and heavy metal contamination
Abstract Species diversity of enchytraeid communities was determined in soils of the Niepolomice Forest (southern Poland) in relation to habitat characteristics (forest type, soil chemistry: pH,Expand
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Light, earthworms, and soil resources as predictors of diversity of 10 soil invertebrate groups across monocultures of 14 tree species
Management of biodiversity and ecosystem services requires a better understanding of the factors that influence soil biodiversity. We characterized the species (or genera) richness of 10 taxonomicExpand
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Effects of litter traits, soil biota, and soil chemistry on soil carbon stocks at a common garden with 14 tree species
Tree species interact with soil biota to impact soil organic carbon (C) pools, but it is unclear how this interaction is shaped by various ecological factors. We used multiple regression to describeExpand
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Effect of combined microbes on plant tolerance to Zn–Pb contaminations
The presence and composition of soil microbial communities has been shown to have a large impact on plant–plant interactions and consequently plant diversity and composition. The goal of the presentExpand
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Fungal Transformation of Tree Stumps into a Suitable Resource for Xylophagous Beetles via Changes in Elemental Ratios
The elements present in dead pine stumps inhabited by larvae of wood-boring beetles (Stictoleptura rubra, Arhopalus rusticus and Chalcophora mariana) were analyzed over the initial (first 5 years; aExpand
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The effect of pre-analytical treatment on the results of stoichiometric measurements in invertebrates
Growing interest in the application of stoichiometric approaches to community ecology has resulted in an increasing number of studies examining invertebrate body composition. Our experimentsExpand
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Effects of heavy metal pollution from mining and smelting on enchytraeid communities under different land management and soil conditions.
  • P. Kapusta, Ł. Sobczyk
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • The Science of the total environment
  • 1 December 2015
We studied enchytraeid communities in several habitats polluted by heavy metals from Zn-Pb mining and smelting activities. We sampled 41 sites that differed in the type of substratum (carbonate rock,Expand
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