Investigation of mercury speciation in lichens.

  title={Investigation of mercury speciation in lichens.},
  author={V Lupsina and Milena Horvat and Zvonka Jeran and Peter Stegnar},
  journal={The Analyst},
  volume={117 3},
Epiphytic lichens have long been considered to be reliable bioindicators of air pollution. In the present study only one lichen species, Hypogymnia physodes (L.) Nyl., was chosen; this species is very often used for biomonitoring in Europe. Total mercury and methylmercury were determined in lichens taken from various polluted and unpolluted locations in Slovenia, including a mercury mining area around Idrija. Additionally, total gaseous mercury in air was also determined at several sampling… CONTINUE READING