Redox-Driven Cycling of Trace Elements in Lakes

  • J. Hamilton-Taylor
  • W. Davison


This chapter encompasses the transformation and movement of selected trace metals, metalloids, and radionuclides between phases and/or compartments in lakes, arising from biologically and chemically mediated redox reactions. Thus, it is concerned with the spatial and temporal distributions and speciation of trace elements in solution, in suspended particles, and in sediments. It updates and complements an earlier overview (Sholkovitz 1985), which considered the redoxrelated behavior of alkaline earth elements and 137CS.


Trace Metal Lake Sediment Redox Cycling Reductive Dissolution Meromictic Lake 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Hamilton-Taylor
    • 1
  • W. Davison
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Environmental and Biological SciencesLancaster UniversityLancasterUK

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