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JOURNAL: No. 3(39) 2020, p. 23-33

HEADING: Ecology

AUTHORS: Evseev, A.V., Dushkova, D.O., Goretskaya, A.G.

ORGANIZATIONS: Lomonosov Moscow State University, Humoldt University Berlin

DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2020-3-23-33

UDC: 574, 504.064.36, 502.052

The article was received on: 27.12.2019

Keywords: heavy metals, ecosystems, biomonitoring, aerotechnogenic contamination, North of Russia

Bibliographic description: Evseev, A.V., Dushkova, D.O., Goretskaya, A.G. Biomonitoring of aerothechnogenic contamination of ecosystems in the North of Russia by heavy metals. Arctic: ecology and economy, 2020, no. 3(39), pp. 23-33. DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2020-3-23-33. (In Russian).


The paper presents the study results on the assessment of the state and changes in the environment properties under the conditions of aerotechnogenic impact using biomonitoring. The authors outline the importance of biomonitoring as an essential component of a comprehensive system for the environment quality monitoring and assessment. The researchers have analyzed the distribution features of technogenic pollutants, especially heavy metals, in the ecosystems of the Russian North. They have estimated the levels of pollutant accumulation in monitor plants using phytoindication methods that allow assessing the nature of migration and accumulation of pollutants in higher plants, including mosses, and in lower ones (lichens). The authors have analyzed the basic prerequisites for using plants as an object of study in the geoecological assessment of the environment, including monitoring studies.

Finance info: The studies were carried out as part of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) projects Identification and mapping of potential environmental management conflicts in the prospective economic development of the Russian Arctic zone (No. 18-05-00335) and Mathematical and cartographic assessment of the medical and environmental situation in cities of the European territory of Russia for their integrated environmental characteristics (RFBR) (No. 18-05-00236).


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