Evaluation of Waste Landfills’ Impact on the Environment Using Bioindicators
Jana Kotovicová, František Toman, Magdalena Vaverková, Bohdan Stejskal
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Department of Applied and Landscape Ecology, Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University in Brno,
Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2011;20(2):371–377
Our paper focuses on examination and determination of bioindicators. From their existence, condition or behavior judgments might be carried out on the existence of specific environmental indicators and on environmental conditions and changes. The goal of this study was to investigate if and how plants may be used to indicate some of the emissions of landfill sites. Sampling was carried out in the middle of April 2007, 2008, and 2009. The obtained data were compared with a simple floristic list prepared in 1995. Selected bioindicators were used to estimate impact of the landfill on the close vicinity.