Archives of Biological Sciences 2007 Volume 59, Issue 4, Pages: 351-361
doi:10.2298/ABS0704351S
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Determination of heavy metal deposition in the county of Obrenovac (Serbia) using mosses as bioindicators, III: Copper (Cu), Iron (Fe) and Mercury (Hg)

Sabovljević M., Vukojević V., Sabovljević Aneta, Mihajlović Nevena, Dražić Gordana, Vučinić Ž.

In this study, the deposition of three heavy metals (Cu, Fe and Hg) in four moss taxa (Bryum argenteum, Bryum capillare, Brachythecium sp. and Hypnum cupressiforme) in the county of Obrenovac (Serbia) is presented. The distribution of average heavy metal content in all mosses in the county of Obrenovac is presented on maps, while long-term atmospheric deposition (in the mosses Bryum argenteum and B. capillare) and short-term atmospheric deposition (in the mosses Brachythecium sp. and Hypnum cupressiforme) are discussed and given in a table. Areas of the highest contaminations are highlighted.

Keywords: Heavy metal deposition, mosses, bioindicators, Serbia

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