Abstract:In order to study the spatial variability and influencing factors of heavy metals contents in five mangroves in South China, surface sediments and plant canopy new leaves of mangroves were sampled to determine Cr, Ni, Cu, Zn, Pb contents. Moreover, the corresponding pollution load index of sediments and bioconcentration factors of leaves were evaluated. Meanwhile, the physical and chemical properties, organic carbon and nitrogen of surface sediments and new leaves were measured. It was found that the average c… Show more
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