ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2007, Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 295–298. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2007. Original Russian Text © F.V. Gedgafova, T.S. Uligova, 2007, published in Ekologiya, 2007, Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 316–320. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Heavy Metals in Natural and Technogenic Ecosystems of the Central Caucasus F. V. Gedgafova and T. S. Uligova Institute of Ecology of Mountain Territories, Kabardino-Balkar Research Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. I. Armand 37A, Nalchik, 360000 Russia; e-mail: email@example.com Received April 4, 2006 DOI: 10.1134/S1067413607040133 Key words: ecosystems, heavy metals, accumulation coefﬁcients, small mammals, W, Mo, Central Caucasus. Studies on the consequences of technogenic pollu- 2002). In particular, this concerns pygmy wood mice tion of the environment with heavy metals (HMs) are Apodemus (Sylvaemus) uralensis Pallas, 1811, which among current problems in the ecology of the Northern are widespread in the Central Caucasus (Tembotov, Caucasian region due to the deteriorating infrastructure 1984). of the mining industry. This problem is also urgent in To assess the levels of HM accumulation in the eco- the Kabardino-Balkar Republic, where the Tyrnyauz system, we studied its different components: soil as a Tungsten–Molybdenum Plant and the Nalchik Hydro- biologically inert substance and a source
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