J. Phys. IV France
Volume 107, May 2003
Page(s) 749 - 752

J. Phys. IV France
107 (2003) 749
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20030409

Monitoring of trace element concentrations in mosses and deposition fluxes during one year in a French rural area

S. Leblond1, 2, J.L. Colis2, R. Losno2 and C. Rausch de Traubenberg1

1  Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Département Régulations, Développement et Diversité Moléculaire, USM 505, Ecosystèmes et Interactions Toxiques, 12 rue Buffon, 75231 Paris cedex 05, France
2  LISA, Universités Paris 7 et Paris 12, UMR 7583 du CNRS, Faculté des Sciences, 61 avenue du Général de Gaulle, 94010 Créteil cedex, France

Concentrations of Li, Na, Mg, Al, Si, P, S, K, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Rb, Sr, Cd, Ba, Hg, and Pb in a moss species, Scleropodium purum, were compared with total deposition measurements in a French rural area. Native and transplanted mosses were used to study the possible influence of the canopy. The comparative responses of the apical or basal part of the moss stem to the deposition were also studied.

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