11 Apr 3rd Global Soil biodiversity Conference 2023
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Long-term effects of phytomanagement with Populus sp. on soil biodiversity
Soil metal contamination is a worldwide problem of great magnitude. Phytomanagement is based on the use of plants to reduce and control risks arising from soil pollution while at the same time restoring and generating other wider site services. The Phy2SUDOE project maintains a network of contaminated sites that have been under phytomanagement for many years in Portugal, Spain and France. This study aimed to evaluate the long-term effects of phytomanagement with Populus sp. on soil biodiversity and complexity at different levels of the trophic web.