Byazrov L., Pel L. Сomposition and ratio of the chemical elements on the surfaces different by height of reindeer lichen podetia Cladonia rangiferina // Principy èkologii. 2016. № 2. P. 27‒42. DOI: 10.15393/

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Сomposition and ratio of the chemical elements on the surfaces different by height of reindeer lichen podetia Cladonia rangiferina

PhD, Institute of ecology & evolution RAS,
Institute of ecology & evolution RAS,
Cladonia rangiferina
surface of podetia
composition of elements
distribution of elements
vertical gradient
enrichment factor
Barguzinsky chain
Summary: In the paper the composition of 21 elements – Mg, Al, Si, P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Sr, Ba, Pb – was compared in the upper, central, and lower parts of podetia surfaces of the reindeer lichen Cladonia rangiferina, sampled on the slope of Barguzinsky chain. For the measurement of the elements content (%), a sample-nondestructive μ-XRF spectrometer was used. It was stated that the share (%) of the most elements, except for Cu and Zn, was highly variable. The content of the elements on the surfaces differs significantly between the studied parts of C. rangiferina podetia: mean values of the content of P, S, Cl, and K were statistically higher on the surface of the upper part of podetia, while those of Al, Si, Ca, Ti, Cr, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Co, and the total content – on the surface of the lower part of podetia. On all the parts of podetia very high value of the enrichment factor for As and Pb was established, and It was increased for P, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn.

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Reviewer: A. S
Reviewer: A. Pchelkin
Received on: 21 March 2016
Published on: 19 May 2016


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