Heavy metal concentration in the moss Pleurozium schreberi in the Niepołomice Forest, Poland: changes during 20 years.

@article{SzarekLukaszewska2002HeavyMC,
  title={Heavy metal concentration in the moss Pleurozium schreberi in the Niepołomice Forest, Poland: changes during 20 years.},
  author={G. Szarek-Lukaszewska and Krystyna Grodzińska and S Braniewski},
  journal={Environmental monitoring and assessment},
  year={2002},
  volume={79 3},
  pages={231-7}
}
The Niepołomice Forest is a large forest complex (110 km2) situated in southern Poland 10 to 30 km to the east of the urban industrial Kraków agglomeration and steelworks, which was built up on the outskirts of the city in 1950. Due to prevailing westerly winds, the forest is affected by pollutants emitted by both the steelworks and the city. The level of heavy metal contamination in the Niepołomice Forest was described using a sensitive bioindicator - the moss Pleurozium schreberi. Mean… CONTINUE READING