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Anna M. Stefanowicz
Polish Academy of Sciences
33Publications
13H-index
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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...
#1Małgorzata Stanek (PAN: Polish Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 5
#2Anna M. Stefanowicz (PAN: Polish Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 13
Abstract Invasive tree species can exert a profound effect on soil properties and ecosystem processes. Quercus rubra is a Northern American species that has an invader status in many European countries. However, the direction and magnitude of its effect on soil physicochemical and microbial properties relative to native tree species in forests are largely unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of invasive Q. rubra on physicochemical and microbial properties of soil organ...
#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 ...
#1Anna M. Stefanowicz (PAN: Polish Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 13
#2Małgorzata Stanek (PAN: Polish Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 5
Last.Szymon Zubek (Jagiellonian University)H-Index: 16
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Abstract Plant invasions can considerably modify soil microbial communities and processes. The direction and magnitude of these changes depend on invasive plant species. This problem has been studied in the field using a space-for-time substitution approach, but rarely in experimental conditions. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the effects on soil microbial properties in a mesocosm experiment of four invasive plant species in Europe, namely, Impatiens glandulifera , Reynoutria ja...
#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...
#1Marta L. Majewska (Jagiellonian University)H-Index: 4
#2Kaja Rola (Jagiellonian University)H-Index: 9
Last.Szymon Zubek (Jagiellonian University)H-Index: 16
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No studies have compared so far the effects of alien invasive and expansive native (widespread, mono-dominant) plants on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). Four global or European most successful invaders (Impatiens glandulifera, Reynoutria japonica, Rudbeckia laciniata, Solidago gigantea) and two expansive plants native to Europe (Artemisia vulgaris, Phalaris arundinacea) were grown in pots to elucidate the magnitude and direction of changes in AMF abundance, species richness, and species comp...
#1Anna M. Stefanowicz (PAN: Polish Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 13
#2Marta L. Majewska (Jagiellonian University)H-Index: 4
Last.Szymon Zubek (Jagiellonian University)H-Index: 16
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Purpose This study compared the effects of four invasive plants, namely Impatiens glandulifera, Reynoutria japonica, Rudbeckia laciniata, and Solidago gigantea, as well as two native species—Artemisia vulgaris, Phalaris arundinacea, and their mixture on soil physicochemical properties in a pot experiment.
#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.Szymon Zubek (Jagiellonian University)H-Index: 16
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Abstract Biological invasions are an important problem of human-induced changes at a global scale. Invasive plants can modify soil nutrient pools and element cycling, creating feedbacks that potentially stabilize current or accelerate further invasion, and prevent re-establishment of native species. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of Reynoutria japonica , Rudbeckia laciniata and Solidago gigantea, invading non-forest areas located within or outside river valleys, on soil physica...
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