Studying the influence of seasonal conditions and period of exposure on trace element concentrations in the moss-transplant Pylaisia polyantha

Natalia Rogova, Nadezhda Ryzhakova, Kair Gusvitskii, Vyacheslav Eruntsov

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

This study evaluates the effects of seasonal conditions and exposure periods on trace element concentrations in samples of the epiphytic moss Pylaisia ​​polyantha when transplanted into urban areas. This assessment was carried out in summer and winter at four sites differing in their level of technogenic trace element load. The contents of 25 trace elements (As, Ba, Br, Ca, Ce, Co, Cr, Cs, Eu, Fe, Hf, La, Lu, Mo, Nd, Rb, Sb, Sc, Sm, Sr, Tb, Th, U, Yb, and Zn) were determined using neutron-activation analysis, and it was shown that seasonal conditions do not affect vital activity in P. ​​polyantha graft moss. For most elements, the greatest increase in trace element concentration in P. ​​polyantha transplant moss was observed within one month. The high sensitivity of this epiphytic moss-transplant to the level of technogenic load has thus been demonstrated, and it may find utility in future research with similar objectives.

Original languageEnglish
Article number168
JournalEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment
Volume193
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • Active biomonitoring
  • Atmospheric pollution
  • Epiphytic moss
  • Neutron-activation analyses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Pollution
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Studying the influence of seasonal conditions and period of exposure on trace element concentrations in the moss-transplant Pylaisia polyantha'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this