The malacofauna of dumps of the soda factory in Cracow

Stefan Witold Alexandrowicz
2016 Folia Malacologica  
On the dumps of the Cracow Soda Factory there occur molluscan assemblages comprising 13 taxons. The assemblages display a succession connected with three phases in the development of vegetation, which occurred when the slopes of the dumps were getting overgrown. The succession phases correspond to the assemblage with Helicella obvia, the assemblage with Pupilla muscorum, and the assemblage with Helicella incarnata, respectively. A biometrical analysis of populations of 7 snail species has shown
more » ... l species has shown that the populations do not differ from those occurring in natural habitats. The diversity of the assemblages is very high: xerophilous and hygrophilous species can be found together in one assemblage. ABSTRACT On the dumps of lie Cracow Soda Factory llere occur molluscM assemblqes comprisiftt 13 taxons. The assemblages display a succession connected with three phases in lhe development of vegetation. which occurred wilen the slopes of the dumps were getting overgrown. The succession phases correspond to the assemblage with ~ . _ . lie assenmt.ge with P q p 6and lhe assemblage will ~-'""• respectively. A Wometrlcal -.lysis of populalons of 7 snail species has shown that lie populatlons do not differ from those oecunlnt In natural hllbltats. The diMrslty of the assemblages Is very high: xerophilous and hygrophilous species can be found together In one assemblage.
doi:10.12657/folmal.004.002 fatcat:vyqnsx636zhnvjvyrquyyoggvu