© 1988

Metals in Coastal Environments of Latin America

  • Ulrich Seeliger
  • Luiz Drude de Lacerda
  • S. R. Patchineelam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Metal Surveys

  3. Metal in Sediments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. P. R. N. Baisch, L. F. H Niencheski, L. D. Lacerda
      Pages 59-64
    3. S. R. Patchineelam, C. M. Leitão Filho, K. Kristotakis, H. J. Tobschall
      Pages 65-76
    4. A. M. Greenaway, R. J. Lancashire, A. I. Rankine
      Pages 77-85
    5. J. E. L. Maddock, C. E. A. Lopes
      Pages 100-105
  4. Metal in Biota

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. J. E. Marcovecchio, V. J. Moreno, A. Pérez
      Pages 122-129
    3. C. S. Karez, M. Roméo, M. Gnassia-Barelli
      Pages 130-139
    4. A. C. S. Freitas, J. R. D. Guimarães, V. A. Gouvea, E. Penna-Franca
      Pages 147-154

About this book


For the first time a state-of-the-art of present metal pollution along the coastline of Latin America is provided. This collection of papers from a conference held in August 1986 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is designed to inform readers of recent advances in an important, interdisciplinary field. Primary focus is on: - Metal Surveys, Metals in Sediments, Metals in Biota, Metal Transport and Cycles, Metal Monitoring. A final chapter combines conclusion, outlook and recommendations of how to master the critical situation of metal concentrations in coastal environments of Latin America. This book fills a long-standing gap in the literature and will be of prime interest to researchers, students and professionals in geology, biology and chemistry.


Coast Sediment biology ecosystem marine plankton transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Seeliger
    • 1
  • Luiz Drude de Lacerda
    • 2
  • S. R. Patchineelam
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. OceanografiaUniversidade do Rio GrandeRio GrandeBrasil
  2. 2.Dept. GeoquímicaUniversidade Federal FluminenseNiteróiBrasil

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