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Author Bargagli, Roberto.

Title Trace elements in terrestrial plants : an ecophysiological approach to biomonitoring and biorecovery / Roberto Bargagli
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [1998]


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Description [xii], 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Environmental intelligence unit
Environmental intelligence unit.
Contents 1. Chemical Elements and Plant Life -- 2. Soil Geochemistry and Anthropogenic Modification of Element Bioavailability -- 3. The Emission and Dispersal of Atmospheric Trace Elements -- 4. Plants as Biomonitors of Atmospheric Pollutants -- 5. Selection, Sampling and Preparation of Plants for Trace Element Analysis --6. Analytical Determinations and Data Interpretation -- 7. Fungi and Higher Plants as Biomonitors of Trace Elements in Soil -- 8. Lichens as Biomonitors of Airborne Trace Elements -- 9. Mosses as Passive and Active Biomonitors of Trace Elements -- 10. Higher Plants as Biomonitors of Airborne Trace Elements --11. Trace Elements in Terrestrial Food Chains -- 12. Phytoremediation of Metal-Contaminated Sites
Summary With its unique collection of case studies, this book provides detailed coverage of metal biomonitoring and bioremediation in terrestrial ecosystems using higher plants, lichens, mosses and fungi. Emphasis is placed on application rather than theory. It gives an exhaustive account of the most reliable procedures for sampling, sample preparation, analytical determinations and interpretation of data. Using an ecophysiological approach, metal uptake by plants and metal transfer along terrestrial food chains are examined
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Plants -- Effect of trace elements on.
Trace elements -- Environmental aspects.
Trace elements -- Analysis.
Plant indicators.
Environmental monitoring.
LC no. 98022661
ISBN 3540645519 alkaline paper
1570595321 alkaline paper