Biogeochemistry of Trace Metals is a compendium of the most recent information available on the effects of trace metals in soil quality and its potential threat on the transfer of these contaminants to consumers. Most of the chapters in the book were presented as papers during the First International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (formerly Metals in Soils, Plants, Waters, and Animals) held in Orlando, Florida in May, 1990. Topics discussed include background levels of metals in soils and/or plants (covering western Europe; temperate, humid Europe; and the People's Republic of China); metal cycling and transfer in the food chain in agroecosystems; uptake and accumulation of metals by bacteria, fungi, and invertebrates; mechanistic aspects of metals; the microbial aspects of soil selenium losses; and manganese sorption on soil constituents.
Table of Contents
Trace Metals in the Environment: Retrospect and Prospect
Brian E. Davies
Trace Element Concentrations in Soils and Plants of Western Europe
M. Angelone and C. Bini
Background Levels and Environmental Influences on Trace Metals in Soils of the Temperate Humid Zone of Europe
Alina Kabata-Pendias et al.
Metal Contamination of Flooded Soils, Rice Plants and Surface Waters in Asia
The Transfer of Cadmium from Agricultural Soils to the Human Food Chain
Andrew P. Jackson and Brian J. Alloway
Long-Term Application of Sewage Sludge and Its Effect on Metal Uptake by Crops
C. Juste and M. Mench
Fate of Trace Metals in Compost Sewage Sludge
C.L. Henry and R.B. Harrison
Long-Term Behavior of Heavy Metals in Agricultural Soils: A Simple Analytical Model
Atmospheric Deposition of Metals to Agricultural Surfaces
P.M. Haygarth and K.C. Jones
Uptake and Accumulation of Metals in Bacteria and Fungi
Nicholas W. Lepp
Metals in Invertebrate Animals of a Forest Ecosystem
Metal Tolerance in Plants: Signal Transduction and Acclimation Mechanisms
Jonathan R. Cumming and A. Brian Tomsett
Dissipation of Soil Selenium by Microbial Volatilization
W.T. Frankenberger, Jr. and U. Karlson
Mechanism of Manganese Adsorption on Soil Constituents
Riaz A. Khattak and A.L. Page
Multi-Element Analysis in Plant Materials-Analytical Tools and Biological Questions
Metal-Humic Substance Complexes in the Environment.
Molecular and Mechanistic Aspects by Multiple Spectroscopic Approach
Domy C. Adriano is Professor at College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, and Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, University of Georgia.