Trace Metals Speciation and Cycling

Trace metals are important elements in the biogeochemistry of forest and aquatic ecosystems. Many trace metals are required micronutrients for plant or animal life (Figure 13.1; Bohn et aI., 1979). At very low concentrations or availability, organisms may show nutrient deficiencies of certain trace metals (Simkiss and Taylor, 1989). Anthropogenic activities… CONTINUE READING