Effects of altitude on element accumulation in alpine moss.

  title={Effects of altitude on element accumulation in alpine moss.},
  author={Renato Gerdol and Luca Bragazza},
  volume={64 5},
We determined trace metal concentrations in mature living tissues of the moss Hylocomium splendens, at different altitude, in the south-eastern Alps of Italy. We hypothesized that if precipitation does not vary with altitude trace element concentrations in moss tissues will not be affected by altitude. Contrary to our hypothesis, element concentrations did vary with altitude even in the absence of any precipitation pattern related to elevation. In particular, concentrations of anthropogenic… CONTINUE READING

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