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Characteristics of Sinanodonta woodiana (Lea, 1834) Populations in Fish Ponds (Upper Silesia, Southern Poland) in Relation to Environmental Factors Abstract
- A. Spyra, M. Strzelec, I. Lewin, M. Krodkiewska, A. Michalik-Kucharz, M. Gara
- 1 February 2012
We analyzed the biomass, density and age structure of S. woodiana populations in relation to different environmental factors at new sites of its occurrence in southern Poland. The highest recorded…
Further expansion of the invasive mussel Sinanodonta woodiana (Lea, 1834) in Poland – establishment of a new locality and population features
It is found that S. woodiana's presence is clearly related to temperature and that the current range of its occurrence in Poland mostly overlaps with the areas with the highest average annual temperatures.
The Influence of the Disturbed Continuity of the River and the Invasive Species—Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray, 1843), Gammarus tigrinus (Sexton, 1939) on Benthos Fauna: A Case Study on Urban Area in…
The study conducted in industrial area, in the River Ruda (Poland), showed that at the sites at which the occurrence of the two alien species was observed, the density of native benthos and diversity decreased significantly and that non-native species occurred in fast water velocity and that their presence was associated with high values of conductivity, hardness, and a high chloride content.
Activity of beavers as an ecological factor that affects the benthos of small rivers - a case study in the Żylica River (Poland)
The study showed a lower density of benthos above the dam compared to the river, while below the dam, the diversity of Trichoptera and Coleoptera was greater, while Diptera were more abundant in the beaver pond.
Substrate choice by the alien snail Ferrissia fragilis (Gastropoda: Planorbidae) in an industrial area: A case study in a forest pond (Southern Poland)
The substrate choice by the alien snail Ferrissia fragilis (Tryon, 1863) (Phragmites australis and Typha latifolia remains, Nuphar lutea floating leaves and leaf deposit) as well as the environmental factors that influence the occurrence of this species were determined.
Freshwater alien species Physella acuta (Draparnaud, 1805) - A possible model for bioaccumulation of heavy metals.
The Importance of the Mining Subsidence Reservoirs Located Along the Trans-Regional Highway in the Conservation of the Biodiversity of Freshwater Molluscs in Industrial Areas (Upper Silesia, Poland)
- I. Lewin, A. Spyra, M. Krodkiewska, M. Strzelec
- Environmental ScienceWater, Air, & Soil Pollution
- 19 May 2015
The results of this survey showed that the mining subsidence reservoirs located in urbanised and industrialised areas provide refuges for rare and legally protected species and that they play an essential role in the dispersal of alien species as well.
Identifying factors linked to the occurrence of alien gastropods in isolated woodland water bodies
The aims of the study were to determine the environmental conditions that affect the existence of alien species of gastropods in this type of aquatic environment and to examine whether the occurrence of non-native species affects the community structure of the native species.
The impact of environmental factors on the diversity of gastropod communities in sinkhole ponds in a coal mining region (Silesian Upland, Southern Poland)
Studies on the diversity of gastropod fauna were carried out in ten sinkhole ponds with varied sediments types, which were located in a coal mining area (Silesian Upland, Southern Poland). The water…
Occurrence and morphological variability of Gyraulus crista (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Planorbidae) on different types of substratum in woodland ponds
Examining the variation of forms of Gyraulus crista in woodland ponds showed a highly significant association of G. crista nautileus with T. latifolia and also with G. aquatica remains, and showed no statistically significant relationship between the occurrence of particular conchological G.crista forms and different physico-chemical properties of water.