Institute of Botany
of the Czech Academy of Sciences
the largest centre of botanical research in the Czech Republic
Constrains and limits of biological recovery from acid stress: what is the future of headwater ecosystems in the Bohemian Forest?
|Constrains and limits of biological recovery from acid stress: what is the future of headwater ecosystems in the Bohemian Forest?
Čtvrtlíková Martina (member in research team)
|The project aims on possible mechanisms lagging biological recovery of the Bohemian Forest ecosystems from acid stress. Al is the key element controlling their functional diversity; both through its toxicity and by controlling bioavailability of N and P, i.e. their stoichiometry in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Biological recovery depends on N input and fate of soil N cycling.The level of Al discharge from catchments represents a serious bottleneck of the lake recovery. Al acts on food web complexity both from top-down (toxicity on consumers or predators) and from bottom-up (controlling P availability).
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