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Fungi as sensitive and accumulative bioindicators of forest site pollution

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
1.03.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Biology   
fungi, bioindication, types of ectomycorrhiza, mycorrhizal potential, inventory, biodiversity
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Researchers (9)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  12031  PhD Samar Al Sayegh Petkovšek  Control and care of the environment  Researcher  2004 - 2007  348 
2.  17615  Mitja Brglez    Researcher  2004  96 
3.  19901  Andrej Glinšek  Chemistry  Researcher  2004 - 2007  183 
4.  21582  PhD Janez Kozinc  Chemistry  Junior researcher  2004 - 2006  80 
5.  18112  PhD Boštjan Pokorny  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Head  2004 - 2007  891 
6.  08604  PhD Cvetka Ribarič Lasnik  Plant production  Researcher  2004 - 2007  278 
7.  11467  PhD Marta Svetina Veder  Geology  Researcher  2004 - 2006  204 
8.  15165  MSc Julija Vrbovšek  Chemistry  Researcher  2004 - 2007  1,004 
9.  23168  Marjeta Zaluberšek    Technical associate  2004 - 2007  98 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  1007  Eurofins ERICo Slovenija Inštitut za ekološke raziskave d.o.o. (Slovene)  Velenje  5583055000  2,451 
The fungi (e.g. abundance and diversity of external mycelia, of ectomycorrhizae, and of fruiting bodies) are highly sensitive bioindicators of antropogenic pollutants. In addition, they also act as accumulative bioindicator since they have tremendous bioaccumulative potential for heavy metals. In the preposed research project we will focus on fungi as sensitive and accumulative bioindicators of forest site pollution moreover, the second objective will be estimation of fungal biodiversity in selected areas. Two forest research plots will be situated in the emission area of The thermal Power Plan of Šoštanj; both plots will be as similar regarding site characteristic. The following issues will be done: (a) Forest health assessment (the percentage of ectomycorrhizal fungi in the total count of macromycetes will be calculated). (b) Inventory of higher fungi with emphasis on sensitive and tolerant ectomycorrhizal species of macromycetes. (c) Mycorrhizal potential of forest soil will be determined. d) Bellow ground ectomycorrhizal species composition will be estimated (by mycobioindication method). (e) Heavy metal levels will be determined in fruiting bodies. In the present study the the sensitive and accumulative bioindication will be combined for complex evaluation of forest site pollution.
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