Developing mapping model for negative impact of landfills on underground ecosystems on the example of the genus Proteus in Istria

Kuharić, Nikolina (2012) Developing mapping model for negative impact of landfills on underground ecosystems on the example of the genus Proteus in Istria. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Although olm, Proteus anguinus Laurenti 1768, is the first described stigobiontic species, its biology and phylogeny is still relatively unknown. Recent studies reveal how there are more cryptic lineages of which one in Istria peninsula is the most distinguished and the most probable candidate for sister group of all other lineges of the genus Proteus. One of threats to Istrian population survival is groundwater pollution by percolating water from landfills. In this paper an attempt for correlation between recorded sites of Proteus sp., documented landfills and groundwater flows in Istria peninsula has been made. It was concluded how in most cases illegal landfills cause the biggest threat. In future conservation of the genus Proteus in Croatia, particular concern should be dedicated in developing of special action measures for protection of isolated istrian olm population, which would include continuous water quality monitoring, underground water flow monitoring over different seasons, conditioning of high sanitary standards for current registreted landfills and mapping illegal landfills with proposal for their sanation.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Gottstein, Sanja
Date: 2012
Number of Pages: 20
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2014 10:13
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2014 10:13
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3141

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