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Assessing the Ecotoxicity of Soil Affected by Wildfire

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Department of Applied and Landscape Ecology, Faculty of AgriSciences, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
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Institute of Civil Engineering, Warsaw University of Life Sciences—SGGW, Nowoursynowska 159, 02 776 Warsaw, Poland
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Department of Agrosystems and Bioclimatology, Faculty of AgriSciences, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
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Environments 2021, 8(1), 3; https://doi.org/10.3390/environments8010003
Received: 13 December 2020 / Revised: 2 January 2021 / Accepted: 4 January 2021 / Published: 7 January 2021
This study was carried out to assess the ecotoxicity of soil affected by wildfire using two laboratory toxicity tests, and to investigate the possibility of application of selected soil amendment into the burnt soil in order to improve its properties for faster post-fire reclamation. A phytotoxicity test is a fast-indicative test for revealing acute toxicity and was performed on quickly growing plant species Sinapis alba L. and Lepidium sativum L., while a pot experiment is a standardized toxicity test with a longer experiment duration and was carried out with Lolium perenne L., Festuca rubra L., Brassica juncea L. Diatomite, bentonite, compost, and biochar were supplemented to the soil. Regarding the phytotoxicity test only 3% w/w of biochar stimulated the growth of Lepidium sativum L. Pot experiment confirmed that effect of soil application amendments on biomass yield is more significant than the plant species. The average highest biomass yields were achieved in treatments with bentonite and diatomite. Subsequent research should focus on investigating possible combinations of soil amendments for burnt soil reclamation and complementing the experiments with chemical analysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: wildfire; environment; soil amendments; phytotoxicity; pot experiment wildfire; environment; soil amendments; phytotoxicity; pot experiment
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Barroso, P.M.; Vaverková, M.D.; Elbl, J. Assessing the Ecotoxicity of Soil Affected by Wildfire. Environments 2021, 8, 3. https://doi.org/10.3390/environments8010003

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Barroso PM, Vaverková MD, Elbl J. Assessing the Ecotoxicity of Soil Affected by Wildfire. Environments. 2021; 8(1):3. https://doi.org/10.3390/environments8010003

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Barroso, Petra M., Magdalena D. Vaverková, and Jakub Elbl. 2021. "Assessing the Ecotoxicity of Soil Affected by Wildfire" Environments 8, no. 1: 3. https://doi.org/10.3390/environments8010003

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