Are cadmium, lead and mercury concentrations in mosses across Europe primarily determined by atmospheric deposition of these metals?


Schroeder W., Holy M., Pesch R., Harmens H., Ilyin I., Steinnes E., ...More

JOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS, vol.10, no.8, pp.1572-1584, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11368-010-0254-y
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1572-1584

Abstract

This study aimed at investigating correlations between heavy metal concentrations in mosses and modelled deposition values as well as other site-specific and regional characteristics to determine which factors primarily affect cadmium, lead and mercury concentrations in mosses. The resulting relationships could potentially be used to enhance the spatial resolution of heavy metal deposition maps across Europe.