Janis Krumins, Maris Klavins, Valdis Seglins
Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress
accumulation, chemical-elements, fens, peat, pollution
Theme IV. Chemical, physical and biological characteristics of peat
Major and trace elements in fen peat are very important indicators of past and current environmental conditions, as they indicate natural and anthropogenic pollution sources, for example, changes in atmospheric contaminant fluxes or climate change. In this study, the accumulation patterns of various major and trace elements were analyzed and their possible sources were evaluated. This paper reports on the accumulation patterns of major and trace elements in fen peat from four mires in Latvia and links this accumulation to the botanical composition and other characteristics of peat.