This important new volume presents a plethora of research on the distribution of heavy metals in soils and rocks of natural habitats, farmlands, and urbanized areas along with the factors influencing their bioavailability. The authors evaluate the content of organic matter, soil acidity, mineral fertilizers, and more. Developed for ecologists and specialists in the field of environmental protection and the conservation of biological diversity, the book presents the problems of reducing the anthropogenic load on the surrounding countryside and focuses on sustainable agricultural development.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Heavy Metals in Soils: The Factors Influencing Their Accumulations in Plants. Impact of Heavy Metals on Vegetation. Effects of Different Pollutants on Algae, Fungi, and Soil Microorganisms. The Risks of Environmental Pollution with Heavy Metals for Warm-Blooded Animals: The Possibility of Protecting Food Products from Pollutants.
"The detailed coverage of diverse topics indicates an impressive breadth of knowledge on this subject. Heavy Metals and Other Pollutants in the Environment has succeeded in providing an overview of both new data and divergent views of specialists in different fields of biological and ecological knowledge on interrelation between abiotic environment and living organisms. Although there is particular emphasis on East European territory, this book will appeal to researchers in other countries, regardless of their regional interests, in addition to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in soil science, chemistry, botany, microbiology and ecology."
— Nikolai V. Glotov, DSc, Professor, Dept. of Biology, Mari State University, Yoshkar-Ola, Russia), in Journal of Nature Science and Sustainable Technology, 11(1)