Research on the interactions between the chemical forms and behaviour of toxic compounds and their subsequent biological uptake, metabolism and ecological fate involves many scientific fields. These studies are often published in discipline-specific journals, leading to inadequate review and information scatter. This situation hinders both the development of an international community of experienced colleagues and the open flow of information and discussion. Additionally, the importance of speciation and bioavailability research to the development of pollution law and control technologies is being increasingly appreciated by environmental regulatory agencies throughout the world.
Ultramafic Rocks: Their Soils, Vegetation and Fauna
Image: Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus). In this issue R. Dahmardeh Behrooz et al present a study on the concentration of mercury in feathers of 40 owls (five species) in five regions of Iran.
Publisher: Science Reviews 2000 Ltd