An ecological study on mercury contamination in the wetland of West Dongting Lake in China. This study measured the total mercury concentration in the soil and compared it to the measured total concentration of mercury in the above and below ground tissue of different plant species on the floodplain of West Dongting Lake. Bioconcentration, bioaccumulation, and translocation factors were determined for each plant species at the nine study sites. Soil data on mercury concentration as well as moisture and bulk density was collected. Measurements of species richness, evenness and biodiversity were also calculated.
|Title||Data Release: Mercury accumulation potential of aquatic plant species in West Dongting Lake, China|
|Authors||Dong Peng, Mingzhu Chen, Xinyue Su, Chenchen Liu, Zhehao Zhang, Beth A Middleton, Ting Lei|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Wetland and Aquatic Research Center|