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The use of macrophytes for monitoring archipelago waters (Makrofyt)

Date: 1.4.1987-
Code: K6613
Department: Åbo Akademi University / Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MNF), Dept. of Biology
Address: Artillerigatan 6, FIN-20520 Åbo
Phone +358-2-2154 356
Fax +358-2-2154 748
E-mail oronnber@abo.fi
Project leader: FD Olof Rönnberg, lektor, doc. (1.4.1987-)
Type of research: 0 (0=Within duty, 1=Ordered research, 2=Co-operation)
- basic research 40 %
- applied research 60 %
Man months: Totally: 3 months
Keywords: bioindikatorer, effecter på vattendrag, vattenvegetation, bioindikaattorit, vesistövaikutukset, vesikasvillisuus, makrofyt, bioindikator, miljö-övervakning, skärgård, macrophyte, bio-indikator, monitoring, archipelago,

In an aquatic environment macrophytes (macroalgae and submersed flowering plants) are usually for a long time exposed to varous kinds of environmental impacts.If the impact is moderate the macrophyte can possible survive in a restricted range.The changed conditions are then reflected as e.g. enhanced contents of nutritients and heavy metals in the plant and in disturbance of central physiological functions such as growth and reproduction.The aim of the project is to study the usefullness of macrophytes (changes in distribution, growth and metal uptake) in assessing environmental impacts in archipelago waters of the Baltic Sea.


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