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Influence of soil characteristics on rare earth fingerprints in mosses and mushrooms : example of a pristine temperate rainforest (Slavonia, Croatia)

Fiket, Željka; Medunić, Gordana; Furdek Turk, Martina; Ivanić, Maja; Kniewald, Goran (2017) Influence of soil characteristics on rare earth fingerprints in mosses and mushrooms : example of a pristine temperate rainforest (Slavonia, Croatia). Chemosphere, 179 . pp. 92-100. ISSN 0045-6535

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The present study aims to investigate levels and distribution of rare earth elements (REE) in soils, mosses and mushrooms of a pristine temperate rainforest, a non-polluted natural system, in order to characterise their environmental availability and mobility. The multielement analysis of digested soil, moss and mushroom samples was performed by High Resolution Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry. The distribution of rare earths in mosses and mushrooms was found primarily affected by local pedological setting. Mosses displayed a consistent lithological signature with an almost insignificant REE fractionation compared to soils. Mushrooms showed differences in REE concentrations in certain parts of the fruiting body with regard to their main physiological function and indicated a significant impact of soil organic content on the overall REEs uptake. Results of our work highlight the importance of substrate characteristics on the initial levels of REEs in mosses and mushrooms. Moreover, this study provides baseline data on the rare earth element levels in mosses and mushrooms growing in a pristine forest area characterised by naturally elevated REE levels in the soil.

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Additional Information: Financial support from the Croatian Science Foundation through the project 7555 TRACESS is acknowledged. Thanks to Krunoslav Szabo, Mario Bosnjak, and Vesna Marjanovie (the company Hrvatske Sume) for their help during the fieldwork in late August 2015.
Uncontrolled Keywords: rare earth elements; soil; bio-monitoring; moss; mushroom; ICP-MS
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Geology
NATURAL SCIENCES > Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences > Environmental Science
Divisions: Division for Marine and Enviromental Research
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Transport i kemodinamika elemenata u tragovima u slatkovodnim i priobalnim sedimentacijskim sustavima-TRACESSGoran KniewaldIP-2013-11-7555HRZZ
Depositing User: Željka Fiket
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2018 14:19
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.03.089

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