Regional Monitoring of Natural Environment 2002, No 3, 71-74
MONITORING OF THE POST–IRONMAKING SPACE OF BLAST ASSEMBLY IN STARACHOWICE USING ALGAES AND SNAILS AS BIOINDICATOR OF NATURAL ENVIRONMENT STATE
Jadwiga Barga–Więcławska, Joanna Czerwik–Marcinkowska,Teresa Mrozińska–Broda
The results of algological and malacological studies on the Blast Assembly in Starachowice are presented. The alga and snails were collected in 2000 and 2001. The present study was undertaken to establish the species composition and their distribution in natural environment inquired of the post–ironmaking space. A number of 35 species of alga and 25 species of snails from different ecological groups have been found on selected sites coupled with different stages of technological process. It was observed that although far–moved degradation of soil and water, either alga and snails could accommodate to changeable circumstances of natural environment and also they created adaptor mechanism which allowed them for intensive development and slow succession of the post–ironmaking space on the Blast Assembly. The occurrence in this area of rare and vulnerable species (Ophiocytium iikae, Helix lutescens) indicates a unique natural character of the Assembly.