Modeling the accumulation of As, Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn in grasses (Agrotis sp. and Poa sp.) and stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) on selected sites taking into account soil physico-chemical properties
Department of Biology (SPHERE), University of Antwerp, Antwerpen 2020, BELGIUM
The effect of soil properties on the accumulation of metals in two vegetation types was evaluated at 10 sites with a wide variation in soil physicochemical properties pH, organic carbon, clay percentage , total soil metal concentration and exchangeable soil metal content. Accumulation modeling was conducted for grasses (Agrostis sp. and Poa sp.) and stinging nettle (Urtica dioica).
Key words: Metals / vegetation / soil characteristics / bioavailability
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