Russian Journal of Ecology

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 21–26 | Cite as

Accumulation of metals by vegetation in a small drainage area exposed to aerotechnogenic pollution

  • E. V. Fedorova
  • G. Ya. Odintseva


Trends in the accumulation of metals by different plant species have been analyzed in a forest phytocenosis of the southern taiga zone of the Middle Urals, which is polluted by emissions from a copper-smelting plant. The rate of metal accumulation in the course of annual and net phytomass production and metal outflow with surface waters beyond the biogeocenosis boundaries have been estimated.

Key words

phytocenosis heavy metals annual increment net increment biogenic absorption outflow with surface runoff 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. V. Fedorova
    • 1
  • G. Ya. Odintseva
    • 1
  1. 1.Russian Research Institute for Integrated Use and Conservation of Water ResourcesYekaterinburgRussia

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