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Marcin W. Woch
Pedagogical University of Kraków
22Publications
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#1Anna M. Stefanowicz (PAN: Polish Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 13
#2Paweł Kapusta (PAN: Polish Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 12
Last.Marcin W. Woch (Pedagogical University of Kraków)H-Index: 7
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Abstract This study examined the effects of soil heavy metals, macronutrients, texture and pH as well as plant species richness and composition on soil respiration, enzymatic activity, microbial biomass, metabolic quotient (qCO2) and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) at sites of historical Zn–Pb mining. The study was conducted both on a large scale (65 heaps scattered over the area of 750 km2) and on a small scale (25 plots along two 48 m transects extending from heaps to adjacent fallow fields...
#1Anna M. Stefanowicz (PAN: Polish Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 13
#2Szymon Zubek (Jagiellonian University)H-Index: 16
Last.Marcin W. Woch (Pedagogical University of Kraków)H-Index: 7
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Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of R. rugosa invasion on soil physicochemical and microbial properties of coastal sand dunes. The study was performed at 25 paired invaded-native plots along the Hel Peninsula at the coast of the Baltic Sea. A number of soil physicochemical and microbial parameters were measured, namely organic matter layer thickness, pH, electrical conductivity, organic C, total Ca, N, Na, P, N-NH 4 , N-NO 3 and P-PO 4 concentrations, phospholipid ...
#1Marcin W. Woch (Pedagogical University of Kraków)H-Index: 7
#2Magdalena Radwanska (Pedagogical University of Kraków)H-Index: 1
Last.Anna M. Stefanowicz (PAN: Polish Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 13
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Abstract The aim of the study was to assess the relationships between vegetation, physicochemical and microbial properties of substrate at coal ash and sludge disposal sites. The study was performed on 32 plots classified into 7 categories: dried ash sedimentation ponds, dominated by a grass Calamagrostis epigejos (AH- Ce ), with the admixture of Pinus sylvestris (AH- CePs ) or Robinia pseudoacacia (AH- CeRp ), dry ash landfill dominated by Betula pendula and Pinus sylvestris (AD- BpPs ) or Sali...
Abstract The species trait-environment relationships in understory vegetation were carried out on metalliferous sites created by historical Zn–Pb mining (S Poland), on which natural revegetation took place. The study sites were 31 small heaps of waste rock covered by an 80–120 year old beech forest. The sites were described in terms of plant coverage, species richness and composition, and the composition of plant traits. Three types of understory communities that were identified were compared fo...
#1Marcin W. Woch (Pedagogical University of Kraków)H-Index: 7
#2Anna M. Stefanowicz (PAN: Polish Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 13
Last.Małgorzata Stanek (PAN: Polish Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 5
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Abstract Metalliferous mining and smelting industries are associated with very high levels of heavy metal(loid) contamination of the environment. Heavy metals have been proved to significantly influence the species diversity and composition of grassland communities, but little is known on their effects on forest understory vegetation. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of the presence of small heaps of waste rock left by historical Zn-Pb ore mining on understory vege...
#1Anna M. Stefanowicz (PAN: Polish Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 13
#2Małgorzata Stanek (PAN: Polish Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 5
Last.Marcin W. Woch (Pedagogical University of Kraków)H-Index: 7
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Abstract This study investigated (1) concentrations of pollutants such as As, Cd, Pb, Tl and Zn, as well as Ca, Fe and Mn, in soils developed on old heaps of waste rock localized in beech forests (2) concentrations of these elements in shoots and roots of forest herbaceous species – Mycelis muralis , Melica nutans and Mercurialis perennis , and in leaves of young Fagus sylvatica trees growing on the heaps (3) ratios of plant/soil and shoot/root concentrations to assess metal accumulation strateg...
#1Anna M. Stefanowicz (PAN: Polish Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 13
#2Małgorzata Stanek (PAN: Polish Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 5
Last.Paweł Kapusta (PAN: Polish Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 12
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The study evaluated the levels of nine metals, namely Ca, Cd, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Pb, Tl, and Zn, in soils and tissues of ten plant species growing spontaneously on heaps left by historical mining for Zn-Pb ores. The concentrations of Cd, Pb, Tl, and Zn in heap soils were much higher than in control soils. Plants growing on heaps accumulated excessive amounts of these elements in tissues, on average 1.3–52 mg Cd kg-1, 9.4–254 mg Pb kg-1, 0.06–23 mg Tl kg-1 and 134–1479 mg Zn kg-1 in comparison to 0.5...
#1Marcin W. Woch (Pedagogical University of Kraków)H-Index: 7
#2Paweł Kapusta (PAN: Polish Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 12
Last.Anna M. Stefanowicz (PAN: Polish Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 13
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The aim of this study was to investigate the variation in plant communities growing on metal-enriched sites created by historical Zn–Pb mining. The study sites were 65 small heaps of waste rock covered by grassland vegetation and scattered mostly over agricultural land of southern Poland. The sites were described in terms of plant coverage, species richness and composition, and the composition of plant traits. They were classified using phytosociological methods and detrended correspondence anal...
#1Irena M. Grześ (H.I., S.I.: University of Agriculture, Faisalabad)H-Index: 9
#2Mateusz Okrutniak (H.I., S.I.: University of Agriculture, Faisalabad)H-Index: 3
Last.Marcin W. Woch (Pedagogical University of Kraków)H-Index: 7
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In ants, intra and inter-colony variation in body size can be considerable, even in monomorphic species. It has been previously shown that size-related parameters can be environmentally sensitive. The shape of the body size distribution curve is, however, rarely investigated. In this study, we measured head widthes of the black garden ant Lasius niger workers using digital methods. The ants were sampled from 51 colonies originating from 19 sites located along a metal pollution gradient, establis...
#1Marcin W. Woch (Pedagogical University of Kraków)H-Index: 7
#2H Trzcinska-Tacik (Jagiellonian University)H-Index: 2
Rare inland halophytic vegetation including the associations Salicornietum prostratae, Spergulario marginatae-Suaedetum prostratae, Puccinellietum limosae, com. Puccinellietum limosae – a variant of Aster tripolium subsp. pannonicus and Astero pannonici-Bolboschoenetum compacti have been found on 3 localities in the Drohobych region of western Ukraine. These are isolated (‘island’) localities, almost unknown until today. Halophytes grew there on salted sites in the vicinity of the old salt indus...
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