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Epilithic and aerophilic diatoms in the artificial environment of Kungsträdgården metro station, Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm University.
Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Paleobiology.
Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4316-9183
Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Paleobiology.
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2013 (English)In: International Journal of Speleology, ISSN 0392-6672, E-ISSN 1827-806X, Vol. 42, no 3, 289-297 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Kungsträdgården metro station is an artificial and urban subsurface environment illuminated with artificial light. Its ecosystem is almost completely unknown and as a first step to better understand the biology and rock wall habitats the diatom flora was investigated. A total of 12 species were found growing on the rock walls of Kungsträdgården metro station. The results show the diatom flora in Kungsträdgården to be dominated by e.g. Diadesmis contentaDiadesmis perpusillaPinnularia appendiculataNitzschia amphibiaNitzschia sinuata and Diploneis ovalis. One species, Caloneis cf. aerophila, has never been reported from Sweden before. Significant differences in the species composition between the sampling sites indicate Kungsträdgården metro station to be a heterogeneous habitat that provides different microhabitats.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 42, no 3, 289-297 p.
Keyword [en]
epilithic diatoms, lampenflora, metro station
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Research subject
Ecosystems and species history; The changing Earth
URN: urn:nbn:se:nrm:diva-215DOI: 10.5038/1827-806X.42.3.12OAI: diva2:708123
Available from: 2014-03-26 Created: 2014-03-20 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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