Influence of the type of tree habitat on the character of co-occurrence of Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Pb, Ni, Cr and Co in the soil of the Tatra Mountain National Park

Jerzy Kwapuliński 1, Łukasz Paprotny 1, Andrzej Paukszto 2, Jolanta Kowol 2, Robert Rochel 2, Ewa Nogaj 2, Renata Musielińska 3, Rafał Celiński 1
1 - Institute of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, Sosnowiec, Poland
2 - Department of Toxicology, Silesian University of Medicine, Sosnowiec, Poland
3 - Department of Botanic and Plants Ecology, Universitas Czenstochoviensis, Jan Długosz University, Częstochowa, Poland
Ann Agric Environ Med
2013; 20 (3):
ICID: 1067453
Article type: Original article
The objective of the research was to determine the effect of habitat type of selected species of trees on the nature of co-occurrence of Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Pb, Cd, Ni, Cr and Co. The presence of speciation forms of these metals was investigated, with reference to the species composition of tree stands in selected areas of the Tatra Mountain National Park (Chochołowska Valley, Strążyska Valley, Kościeliska Valley, as well as Mała Łąka Valley).Contents of selected metals in samples were determined by the flame ASA method, with an accuracy of 0.1 µg/g. In habitats dominated by maples, the Pb content in the Chochołowska Valley, unlike Kościeliska Valley covered with beeches, the Pb content in the form directly bioavailable, was twice as high. This was clearly proved in the case of Strążyska Valley where the soil in beech tree habitats contained larger quantities of exchangeable forms of Pb, than that in the Chochołowska Valley. The soil of the valleys, including the Mała Łąka Valley, showed peculiar characteristic averaging of the contents of selected speciation forms of metals in the soil. Content corresponding to 10 percentile and geometrical average may be regarded as benchmarks in future studies of the Tatra Mountain National Park, or other protected areas.
PMID 24069853 - click here to show this article in PubMed

Recommend this article to:


Related articles in IndexCopernicus™
     speciation [29 related records]
     co-occurence [0 related records]
     Metals [150 related records]
     Soil [682 related records]
     Tatra Mountain National Park [0 related records]


Related articles

N Blinkov, I Rushenko,
Влияние давления на устойч...
Описано взаимосвязь между свойствами неорганических солей, образующих кристаллогидраты, и воздействующим на них давлением. Подбор нео...
M Řehoř,
Pedological research of banks and slopes of the Mo...
The article briefly summarises the results of a long term pedological research of the coast and the slopes of the Most Lake. The main attention is devoted to the pedological mapping of the area, to the evaluation of the soil profile development, to t...
E Mancinelli, E Baltrėnaitė,
Trace metal concentration and speciation in storm ...
Urban storm water runoff (USWR) often transports various trace metals, affecting the quality of receiving waters. Metal concentration and speciation in USWR were investigated by analysing data collected during a storm event on 19 July 2012. USWR samp...