publication . Master thesis . 2012

Biomonitoring of trace metal elements by lichens of the Western Pyrenees.Study of elemental and isotopic signature of mercury

Queipo Abad, Silvia;
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  • Published: 29 Jun 2012
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
The lichens, organisms originated by symbiotic relationship between an algae and a fungus, have shown good properties as biomonitors of pollution from Trace Metal Elements. They can be used as indicators of local and long-range atmospheric pollution. The assessment of deposition of atmospheric pollutants results difficult to know their long term impact. This happens specially when the study is focalized in remote areas. In this project it has been developed the elemental and isotopic analysis of mercury composition (and lead that will be carried out after presentation of this report) on epiphytic lichens (growing on tree barks). The samples were collected in the...
Subjects
free text keywords: Líquenes, Elementos Traza Metálicos, Análisis Isotópico de Hg y Pb, Mc-Icp-Ms
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