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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B52/S20.100

THE OCCURRENCE OF AMPHIBIANS AT SELECTED MINING SUBSIDENCE RESERVOIRS OF UPPER SILESIA

M. Truchla, I. Melcakova, M. Zaoralova, E. Valova, L. Arnosova, B. Stalmachova
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-18-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 2, 759-766 pp

ABSTRACT
The article deals with the occurrence of amphibians in the mining landscape of Upper Silesia. The survey was conducted during 2013 as part of the sub-project SV511 33 F1. For research, eight locations of so called flooded mining subsidence, as consequences of mining activities, were selected. In addition to monitoring of amphibians, chemical parameters of water were also measured with YSI Professional Plus (pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, barometric pressure and water temperature). In total, six species of amphibians were detected on selected sites. Subsidences in the basin of Upper Silesia are known for their increased salinity, which has been demonstrated in previous research in 2013. Although the conductivity value exceeded 1500 μS/cm in some locations, these sites were revived by all life stages of amphibians.

Keywords: amphibians, flooded mining subsidence, Upper Silesia, conductivity