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Vineyard areas are important causes of water contamination, especially by pesticides and residues. These compounds can markedly disturb aquatic communities particularly photosynthetic organisms that are targeted by herbicides. Biofilms and diatoms were used as bioindicators for quality assessment...
In Italy, many lichen species rare at the national level share their ecological requirements with Lobaria pulmonaria . The aim of this work is to test this lichen as a potential indicator for assessing forest sites which are worthy of conservation for lichens in Italy. The hypothesis to be tested...
The discriminating power of eutrophication assessment schemes is often affected by the intercorrelation between cause (nutrient concentrations) and response (phytoplankton biomass and diversity) variables. Principal component analysis, a multivariate data reduction technique producing new sets of...
The aim of this paper is to assess of the stability and repeatability of the biological soil-quality (BSQ) index over time and at short/long distances in agricultural soils of the Po Valley, Northern Italy, to support its correct use in soil-quality monitoring and is based on soil microarthropods...