Multielement Analysis of Bone Tissue in Grouse (Tetraonidae) from the Middle Urals

Multielement Analysis of Bone Tissue in Grouse (Tetraonidae) from the Middle Urals Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2003, pp. 62–64. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 1, 2003, pp. 66–68. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2003 by Bezel’, Bel’skii. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Multielement Analysis of Bone Tissue in Grouse (Tetraonidae) from the Middle Urals V. S. Bezel’ and E. A. Bel’skii Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vos’mogo Marta 202, Yekaterinburg, 620144 Russia Received August 15, 2001 Key words: microelements, multielement analysis, clarke, lithosphere, Tetraonidae, bone tissue. Chemical elements distributed in the environmental this phenomenon can be used for monitoring the state objects are an important natural phenomenon reflecting of natural ecosystems (Vtorova and Markert, 1995; the intensity of global and regional biogeochemical Lebedeva, 1999). cycles. It is known that natural systems and living To date, specialists have accumulated a considerable organisms consist of 15–20 basic chemical elements by amount of data on the content of the main physiologi- more than 99%. The remaining elements, defined by cally important chemical elements in various types of Vernadsky (1954) as dispersed elements, are in small vegetation (Vtorova and Markert, 1995; Belogolova concentrations but have a high geochemical activity, et al., 2000), whereas data on the accumulation Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Multielement Analysis of Bone Tissue in Grouse (Tetraonidae) from the Middle Urals

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