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Ecological investigations on plant associations in differently disturbed heavy-metal contaminated soils of Great Britain

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Abstract

In different areas of Great Britain comparing ecological studies have been made on disturbed and undisturbed heavy metal contaminated soils. In Grizedale (Pennine), sampling of an undisturbed transect having high levels of major nutrients showed marked differentiation within a small area, only related to the plant available levels of zinc, copper, and lead. However, studies on disturbed heavy metal soils and spoil-heaps revealed a low water capacity and a low supply of major nutrients, particularly of N and P. These suggest that here both the enrichment of heavy metals and the considerable decrease of other nutrients are important in determining the heavy metal vegetation, and in maintaining it against other species. The quantity of zinc in plants is not related to the total or plant-available amount of zinc in soil, but confirmed physiological experiments on the influence of phosphorus and different zinc compounds (complexed or inorganic) on the uptake and distribution of zinc in Thlaspi alpestre and Minnartia rerum. Also an antagonism between lead and copper was revealed. 24 references.
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1968
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-85-149354
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Flora (Jena); (German Democratic Republic); Journal Volume: 158:1/2
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; COPPER; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; LEAD; SOILS; CONTAMINATION; UNITED KINGDOM; ZINC; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY; NITROGEN; PHOSPHORUS; PLANTS; ROOT ABSORPTION; SOIL CHEMISTRY; SYNERGISM; UPTAKE; ABSORPTION; CHEMISTRY; DATA; ELEMENTS; EUROPE; INFORMATION; METALS; NONMETALS; NUMERICAL DATA; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; WESTERN EUROPE; 510200* - Environment, Terrestrial- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 560303 - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Plants- (-1987)
OSTI ID:
5315386
Research Organizations:
Universitaet Muenster, West Germany
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
German
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Journal ID: CODEN: FLRAB
Submitting Site:
HEDB
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Pages: 95-109
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Ernst, W. Ecological investigations on plant associations in differently disturbed heavy-metal contaminated soils of Great Britain. Germany: N. p., 1968. Web.
Ernst, W. Ecological investigations on plant associations in differently disturbed heavy-metal contaminated soils of Great Britain. Germany.
Ernst, W. 1968. "Ecological investigations on plant associations in differently disturbed heavy-metal contaminated soils of Great Britain." Germany.
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title = {Ecological investigations on plant associations in differently disturbed heavy-metal contaminated soils of Great Britain}
author = {Ernst, W}
abstractNote = {In different areas of Great Britain comparing ecological studies have been made on disturbed and undisturbed heavy metal contaminated soils. In Grizedale (Pennine), sampling of an undisturbed transect having high levels of major nutrients showed marked differentiation within a small area, only related to the plant available levels of zinc, copper, and lead. However, studies on disturbed heavy metal soils and spoil-heaps revealed a low water capacity and a low supply of major nutrients, particularly of N and P. These suggest that here both the enrichment of heavy metals and the considerable decrease of other nutrients are important in determining the heavy metal vegetation, and in maintaining it against other species. The quantity of zinc in plants is not related to the total or plant-available amount of zinc in soil, but confirmed physiological experiments on the influence of phosphorus and different zinc compounds (complexed or inorganic) on the uptake and distribution of zinc in Thlaspi alpestre and Minnartia rerum. Also an antagonism between lead and copper was revealed. 24 references.}
journal = {Flora (Jena); (German Democratic Republic)}
volume = {158:1/2}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Germany}
year = {1968}
month = {Jan}
}