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Main Title Effects of Industrial Exhalations on the Soil Biology of Spruce Growths in the Krusna Hora Mountains (Vliv Prunyslobych Exhalatu na Pudni Zivenu Smrkovych Porostu Krusnvch Hor).
Author Sobotka., A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Translation Services Section.
Year Published 1965
Report Number EPA-TR-73-156 ;APTIC-48040;
Stock Number PB-253 030-T
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Industrial wastes ; Forest trees ; Growth ; Damage ; Bacteria ; Soil microbiology ; Measurement ; Translations ; Czechoslovakia ; Krusna Hora Mountains ; Spruce trees ; Air pollution effects(Plants)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-253 030-T Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 23p
The purpose of the study was to determine whether the harmful industrial atmosphere has also an effect on the forest soil, and if that is indeed the case, to determine how this effect manifests itself in the biological structure of the soil. To study the effect of industrial exhalations on soil biology, one must carry out a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the biotic soil component in undamaged and damaged growths. A prerequisite for this analysis are identical natural conditions in both groups of growths. For this reason, maturing and mature spruce growths of the same type were selected in a region so far undamaged by industrial gas and smoke (the area in the vicinity of the St. Sebastian Mountain), and medium or heavily damaged growths (in the Vilejsov and the Komari Vizka region). Detailed measurements of the soil microbiology, the symbiotic relationships, and the biological activity were made and compared for each area.