A comparison between two moss species used as transplants for airborne trace element biomonitoring in NE Italy.

  • Miris Castello
  • Published 2007 in Environmental monitoring and assessment


Transplants of the mosses Hypnum cupressiforme and Pseudoscleropodium purum used as active biomonitors of airborne trace elements were compared in a survey carried out at Trieste (NE Italy). Twelve elements were considered: Al, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Pb, Ti, V, Zn. Water-washed materials of H. cupressiforme and P. purum, collected in a remote area to… (More)


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