04.04.2017. Ermin MASIĆ (Sarajevo): Biological potential of mine pit lakes for restoration and conservation of wetland biodiversity. Hörsaal 31.11, Institut für Pflanzenwissenschaften, Bereich Pflanzenphysiologie, Schubertstraße 51, um 17:00 Uhr.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is characterized by a high diversity of landscapes and ecosystems. Irrational and irresponsible use of natural resources in some areas led to serious pollution of land, water and air, and loss of biodiversity. Due to the different mining activities on the active as well as on the abandoned mines, new permanent water bodies or mine pit lakes have been performed. After the new water bodies are established as pioneer structure, a natural process of wetland ecosystem development begins. First Cyanobacteria and algae are the basis for establishing a equilibrium in the ecosystem with the ability to react quickly to environmental changes. Restoration of mine pit lakes would support the endangered wetland species and habitats. Ecological restoration of the mine pit lakes is a very significant contribution to adaptation measures to the effects of climate change, primarily because of the possibility of increased uptake of CO2 from the atmosphere. At the same time, one should not ignore the potential for development of economic activities based on the environmental grounds.