Total concentrations of Al, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Mo and Zn in the epiphytic lichen Parmelia caperata, substrate bark and leaves of oaks (Quercus cerris and Q. pubescens) from a background area in Tuscany (central Italy) were compared. The elemental composition of unwashed samples, especially bark, was clearly affected by soil dust contamination, thereby leading to incorrect interpretations of baseline concentrations and relationships between elements. The normalization of total element concentrations to the surface soil composition (digested and analyzed by the same procedures), using Al as reference element, gave more reliable baseline values and allowed comparison between different biomonitors. The suitability of lichens, leaves and barks for studying the environmental distribution of trace elements in terrestrial ecosystems is discussed.

Loppi, S., Nelli, L., Ancora, S., & Bargagli, R. (1997). Passive monitoring of trace elements with tree leaves, epiphytic licherns and bark substrate. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, 45(1), 81-88 [10.1023/A:1005770126624].

Passive monitoring of trace elements with tree leaves, epiphytic licherns and bark substrate

Loppi, S.;Ancora, S.;Bargagli, R.
1997

Abstract

Total concentrations of Al, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Mo and Zn in the epiphytic lichen Parmelia caperata, substrate bark and leaves of oaks (Quercus cerris and Q. pubescens) from a background area in Tuscany (central Italy) were compared. The elemental composition of unwashed samples, especially bark, was clearly affected by soil dust contamination, thereby leading to incorrect interpretations of baseline concentrations and relationships between elements. The normalization of total element concentrations to the surface soil composition (digested and analyzed by the same procedures), using Al as reference element, gave more reliable baseline values and allowed comparison between different biomonitors. The suitability of lichens, leaves and barks for studying the environmental distribution of trace elements in terrestrial ecosystems is discussed.
Loppi, S., Nelli, L., Ancora, S., & Bargagli, R. (1997). Passive monitoring of trace elements with tree leaves, epiphytic licherns and bark substrate. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, 45(1), 81-88 [10.1023/A:1005770126624].
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