Impact of Metals on Ecosystem Function and Productivity

  • M. H. Martin
  • P. J. Coughtrey
Part of the Pollution Monitoring Series book series (PMS, volume 2)

Abstract

An ecosystem is the assemblage of biotic components, plants, animals and microorganisms, with the abiotic, physico-chemical environment to form a self-contained entity. In his definition, Tansley (1935) emphasized the importance of interactions between the components of the ecosystem; a concept which led to a new impetus in ecological thought and research in attempting to understand the structure and dynamics of such systems.

Keywords

Nickel Cobalt Acidity Vanadium Radioactive Isotope 

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  • M. H. Martin
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  • P. J. Coughtrey
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of BristolUK

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