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Effects of fluorides on plant communities around an aluminium smelter

Murray, F. (1981) Effects of fluorides on plant communities around an aluminium smelter. Environmental Pollution Series A, Ecological and Biological, 24 (1). pp. 45-56.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0143-1471(81)90122-7
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Abstract

A study of plant distribution around an aluminum smelter emitting fluoride compounds showed differences in plant community composition and structure. These differences may be explained by intra-specific and interspecific variations in tolerance to fluorides and by exposure factors such as plant habit, adaptations to prevent water loss and topography of the area.

Possible long-term consequences of this damage are discussed, especially in relation to fire.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Copyright: © 1981 Elsevier Ltd.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/15314
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