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Content of Metals in Compartments of Ecosystem of a Siberian Pond

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During three field seasons (June–September) of 1997–99 contents of Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Al, Cr, Ni, Cd, and Pb were determined in compartments of ecosystem (surrounding soils, bottom sediments, water, zoobenthos, macrophytes, and fish) of a fish and recreation pond situated at the edge of Krasnoyarsk City (Siberia, Russia). Contents of most parts of metals in soils, water, and macrophytes significantly correlated with each other. As concluded, their contents were determined by natural, general, geochemical peculiarities of the region. Heavy metals, contents of which were higher than federal upper limits of concentration, were revealed. In muscles of fish with different feeding spectra—crucian and perch—concentrations of some metals differed significantly; correlation graphs for metals also had different structures. Comparison of our data with those on diverse aquatic ecosystems of Siberia, Europe, North America, and China published in the last decade was carried out. It was concluded that a distribution of heavy metals in the compartments of an aquatic ecosystem presently have to be determined for each particular water body until general regularities are discovered.

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Received: 22 August 2000/Accepted: 22 February 2001

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Gladyshev, M., Gribovskaya, I., Moskvicheva, A. et al. Content of Metals in Compartments of Ecosystem of a Siberian Pond. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 41, 157–162 (2001).

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