12 Apr New scientific paper published by Phy2SUDOE members: “Keep and promote biodiversity at polluted sites under phytomanagement”
Members of the Phy2SUDOE Consortium have recently published a review paper on the conservation and promotion of biodiversity at phytomanaged sites.
Phytomanagement is a remediation strategy that aims to combine a sustainable reduction of contaminant linkages at risk-assessed contaminated sites with the generation of valuable biomass and ecosystem services. One of the often-mentioned advantages of phytoremediation and phytomanagement initiatives is the possibility to increase biodiversity in the contaminated sites under treatment. Nonetheless, the unique, sometimes endemic, biodiversity present in some contaminated sites can be negatively affected by the implementation of phytomanagement practices. In consequence, members of the Phy2SUDOE Consortium have emphasized the criticality of promoting actions to minimise this potential adverse impact of phytomanagement on biodiversity and, most importantly, recommended practices to increase biodiversity at phytomanaged sites without compromising the effectiveness of phytomanagement treatments.
For more information, please see Environmental Science and Pollution Research (2020) 27:44820–44834.