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Heavy Metals And Nutrient Balances In A Eutrophic Tidaly Influenced Reed (Phragmites Australis) Stand. The Case Study Of Alcacer Do Sal

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

15

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

1,007 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/CENV960181

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

J.F Oliveira, J.P. Fernandes, C. Alves, J.C. Morals & A.R Urbano

Abstract

In the frame of the research program EUREED (Effects of interaction between eutrophication and major environmental factors on the ecosystem stability of reed (Phragmites australis) vegetation in European land water ecotones), sponsored by the EC Environment Program (1990-1994), one eutrophic brackish tidaly influenced reed stand, established near Alcacer do Sal, Portugal, was studied. The stand was monitored between December of 1993 and December of 1994, in terms of the monthly evolution of it's productivity and soil and water chemistry. The results point to a relative homogeneity of the soil composition, down to 40 cm depth, showing seasonal va

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