A systematic review of the effectiveness of liming to mitigate impacts of river acidification on fish and macro-invertebrates.

@article{Mant2013ASR,
  title={A systematic review of the effectiveness of liming to mitigate impacts of river acidification on fish and macro-invertebrates.},
  author={Rebecca C Mant and David L. Jones and Brian D Reynolds and Steve J Ormerod and Andrew S Pullin},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2013},
  volume={179},
  pages={
          285-93
        }
}
The addition of calcium carbonate to catchments or watercourses--liming--has been used widely to mitigate freshwater acidification but the abatement of acidifying emissions has led to questions about its effectiveness and necessity. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of liming streams and rivers on two key groups of river organisms: fish and invertebrates. On average, liming increased the abundance and richness of acid-sensitive invertebrates and increased overall… CONTINUE READING
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