Geographical and ecological outline of metal(loid) accumulating plants in Italian vascular flora


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Title Geographical and ecological outline of metal(loid) accumulating plants in Italian vascular flora
Creator Bazan, Giuseppe
Galizia, Giuseppe
Description The decontamination of heavy metal polluted soils is one of the major challenges that our industrialized world has to face. Remediation technologies are being developed and employed in order to reduce the potential hazards of metal and metalloid contamination. Plants capable of uptaking metals and metalloids in their tissues can be an effective tool to remove such pollutants from contaminated soils. The use of this plant-driven process (Phytoremediation) requires the knowledge of the right phytoextractors to use when facing different types of contamination. The aim of this paper is to provide an inventory of phytoextractors that can be used in Phytoremediation procedures in Italy. The checklist includes 172 native or non-invasive alien accumulating and hyperaccumulating plants. An ecological outline of the accumulating flora was done by using the Ellenberg indicator values (EIVs). The high ecological plasticity of these species in different environmental conditions offers a wide spectrum of phytoextractors to choose from for any phytoremediation procedure.
Publisher European Ecocycles Society
Date 2018-10-13
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed articles
Format application/pdf
Source Ecocycles; Vol 4 No 1 (2018); 47-64
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Giuseppe Bazan, Giuseppe Galizia

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