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Concentrations of selected heavy metals in Scots pine needles from selected areas of Poland
Renata Gamrat 1  
,   Katarzyna Ligocka 1  
 
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Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny w Szczecinie, Wydział Kształtowania Środowiska i Rolnictwa, Katedra Ekologii, Ochrony i Kształtowania Środowiska, ul. Juliusza Słowackiego 17, 70-001 Szczecin
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Katarzyna Ligocka   

Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny w Szczecinie, Wydział Kształtowania Środowiska i Rolnictwa, Katedra Ekologii, Ochrony i Kształtowania Środowiska, ul. Juliusza Słowackiego 17, 70-001 Szczecin
Publication date: 2018-02-01
 
Inż. Ekolog. 2018; 1:61–65
 
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The aim of the research was preliminary monitoring of selected heavy metals (Cd, Co, Cr, Ni, Pb Zn) concentrations in pine needles (Pinus sylvestris L.). Three research areas were selected for the study (Świeradów Zdrój, Świnoujście, Byszyno), from which a total of 14 aggregate samples were collected. The heavy metals concentrations in Scots pine needles samples from one research area were similar. This may indicate the bioindication abilities of Scots pine. The concentrations of individual heavy metals, from three different research areas, showed quite large differences. Statistically significant differences (Tukey's test p≤0.05) of concentrations of the selected heavy metals in the samples of pine needles were noted only on the Świeradów Zdrój area.