Publication
Title
El nitrat de les fonts del Lluçanès : efectes sobre les comunitats de briòfits (molses i hepàtiques)
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Abstract
Semi-natural springs contain complex communities of living organisms that look for constant water supplies. However, an excess of nitrate in the underlying aquifers could affect species richness, especially of those groups that are sensitive to pollution such as bryophytes mosses and liverworts). In this study, we analyse water characteristics and presence of bryophytes in 93 natural springs in Lluçanès region. We find that although a few species can cope with a relative nitrate excess, most of them do not tolerate it, meaning that species richness decreases in the most polluted sources, showing an adverse effect of water pollution on the biodiversity of bryophytes.
Language
Catalan
Source (journal)
Ausa
Publication
2017
ISSN
0210-5853
2014-1246
Volume/pages
28 :180 (2017) , p. 513-532
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 15.07.2021
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