Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 34, No. 4, 2003, pp. 281–283. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 4, 2003, pp. 318–320. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2003 by Mikheeva, Zhigal’skii, Mamina. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Heavy Metals in the Soil–Plant–Animal System in the Area of Natural Geochemical Anomaly E. V. Mikheeva, O. A. Zhigal’skii, and V. P. Mamina Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vos’mogo Marta 202, Yekaterinburg, 620144 Russia Received April 8, 2002 Key words: geochemical anomaly, heavy metals, abundance ratio. Due to the increasing technogenic load on the bio- (Sorex araneus L., 1758) as a representative of a differ- sphere, the problem of the excessive input of heavy ent trophic level, compared to C. glareolus. metals (HMs) into the food chains of ecosystems is The gross contents of HMs in the soil humus hori- becoming more and more urgent. The presence in the zon, the aboveground parts of reed grass, the stomach environment of HMs in concentrations exceeding the contents and liver of C. glareolus, and the liver of background values may result either from technogenic S. araneus were determined by the method of atomic pollution or from the presence of a natural geochemical
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