Biomonitoring of heavy metals by epiphytic lichen species in Black Sea region of Turkey


Koz B., CELIK N., ÇEVİK U.

ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS, cilt.10, ss.762-765, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2009.11.006
  • Dergi Adı: ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.762-765

Özet

The heavy metal accumulation in epiphytic lichens along the Sarp-Samsun Highway in Black Sea Region of Turkey was analyzed by using energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) and flame atomic absorption spectroscopy (FAAS) methods. The analysis showed that the lichen samples contained elevated concentrations of the following metals: titanium, chromium, manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, tin, barium, and lead. A strong positive correlation was observed between the lead concentration of the lichens and the traffic density. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.