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The pattern of metal deposition to a woodland ecosystem as revealed by bryophyte analysis

The pattern of metal deposition to a woodland ecosystem as revealed by bryophyte analysis

Leharne, Stephen, McPhee, Euan and Kingston, Lynda (1990) The pattern of metal deposition to a woodland ecosystem as revealed by bryophyte analysis. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 15 (2). pp. 131-141. ISSN 0167-6369 (Print), 1573-2959 (Online) (doi:10.1007/BF00398911)

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Abstract

The concentrations and enrichment factor data for 7 metals has been investigated in samples of Hypnum cupressiforme obtained from various parts of a woodland located to the south east of London and immediately adjacent to the M 25 motorway. Despite the rural location of the woodland, metal level and enrichment factor data suggest a moderate degree of contamination. Application of analysis of variance to the data indicates individual metal levels at woodland edges are significantly different from adjacent internal sites, suggesting enhanced deposition at these edges. The fact that this significance pattern is not repeated at all edges indicates a directional influence on levels. Correlation coefficient data indicates metal/metal associations and allows some speculation about the major pathways by which metals are atmospherically transported to and deposited in the woodland.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: metal, air pollution, article, moss, nonhuman, plant, United Kingdom, Bryophyta, bryophytes, Hypnum cupressiforme,
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:12
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/4869

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