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Estonian Journal of Ecology
Effectiveness of a shelterbelt in decreasing the level of inorganic elements in agricultural landscape; pp. 24–34
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Lech W. Szajdak, Irena Życzyńska-Bałoniak

Concentrations of calcium, magnesium, and carbon in inorganic compounds were measured in the groundwater crossing a shelterbelt. The differences among the concentrations of Ca, Mg, and C in inorganic compounds were attributed solely to the width of the shelterbelt. This bio­geo­chemical barrier efficiently decreased the concentrations of chemical substances: the fall in the dry mass was 30–75%, in Ca 20–54%, in Mg 46–72%, and in C in inorganic compounds 58–71%.


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