6.3 Land use, diversity and ecosystem functions of soda pans

Boros, E, K. V.-Balogh, B. Csitári, L. Vörös, A.J. Székely (2020) Macrophytes and groundwater drive extremely high organic carbon concentration of soda pans. Freshwater Biology. 2020 65:1555–1568.
Boros, E & M Kolpakova (2018) A review of the defining chemical properties of soda lakes and pans: An assessment on a large geographic scale of Eurasian inland saline surface waters. PLoS ONE 13(8): e0202205. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0202205

The soda pans and lakes are worldwide unique ecosystems in the Carpathian Basin, because their extreme physical, chemical conditions, special biogeochemical cycling, trophic web and biotas. Beside their expanse and number dramatically had being decreased (>80%) during the last decade, and they have a high priority importance in the Natura 2000 network of the EU. According to these facts, the main goal of this research to get better knowledge of relationships among the land use, diversity and ecosystem functions of soda pans and their surrounding environment.