Water, Air and Soil Pollution: Focus

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 109–116 | Cite as

Translocation and Growth Experiments with the Macropohyte Potamogeton Lucens L. in Traunsee (Austria), with Respect to Industrial Tailings

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Abstract

The absence of Potamogeton lucens L. in an area of Traunsee, Austria, which is heavily impacted by industrial sludges was related to these deposits. The hypothesis that P. lucens L. is affected by the industrial tailings was confirmed by growth experiments of the translocated plants in the field. At the unpolluted reference site of the lake, the plants grew better, they were longer and produced more leaves than at the emission site.

Alpine lake impact of industrialtailing macrophyte vegetation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aquatic – Dr. Ulrike Wychera KEGKritzendorfAustria
  2. 2.Institute for LimnologyAustrian Academy of SciencesMondseeAustria

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