WIT Press


Biomonitoring Of Air Borne Metal Pollution

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR140071

Volume

183

Pages

11

Page Range

75 - 85

Published

2014

Size

375 kb

Author(s)

M. Lodenius

Abstract

Mosses, lichens and vascular plants may be used for monitoring airborne pollution, e.g. wet and dry deposition of metals in polluted areas. Best results are achieved when using transplantation methods including exposure for a certain period of time. Spreading of metals around point sources can be followed with great accuracy. Often at least semi quantitative estimates of deposition can be made. Biomonitoring methods are cheap and efficient but relations to results achieved by technical methods should be evaluated in more detail.

Keywords

metal pollution, deposition, biomonitoring, moss, lichen, plant.