Annual variability of heavy metal content in Svalbard reindeer faeces as a result of dietary preferences - Publikacja - MOST Wiedzy


Annual variability of heavy metal content in Svalbard reindeer faeces as a result of dietary preferences


During both winter and summer, Svalbard reindeer selectively feed on different types of vegetation that are not only a source of nutritional value, but also a place of heavy metal accumulation. In the present study, the content of cadmium, chromium, copper, iron, lead, nickel, manganese, and zinc in reindeer excrement was measured. The main aims were to determine the seasonal content of several heavy metals in Svalbard reindeer faeces, and to compare their values in terms of dietary preferences during the year. Summer and winter reindeer excrement was gathered along a designated linear transect running through Bolterdalen and the vegetation described on 1 m2 plots. All of the analysed heavy metals were detected in the reindeer faeces and this fact seems to be connected with the incomplete content of these elements in an animal’s tissue after forage digestion. Analysis showed differences between summer and winter excrement in terms of concentrations of cadmium, chromium, iron, and nickel, but no differences were found for the other four elements analysed (manganese, lead, zinc, and copper). However, concentrations of heavy metals in faeces are rather low in comparison with both the levels in the vegetation that may be grazed by reindeer and in reindeer tissue.


  • 2


  • 2

    Web of Science

  • 2


Autorzy (5)

Informacje szczegółowe

Publikacja w czasopiśmie
artykuł w czasopiśmie wyróżnionym w JCR
Opublikowano w:
ISSN: 0944-1344
Rok wydania:
Opis bibliograficzny:
Węgrzyn M., Wietrzyk P., Lehmann-Konera S., Chmiel S., Polkowska Ż.: Annual variability of heavy metal content in Svalbard reindeer faeces as a result of dietary preferences// ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH. -Vol. 25, nr. 36 (2018), s.36693-36701
Cyfrowy identyfikator dokumentu elektronicznego (otwiera się w nowej karcie) 10.1007/s11356-018-3479-8
Bibliografia: test
  1. Aastrup P, Riget F, Dietz R, Asmund G (2000) Lead, zinc, cadmium, mercury, selenium and copper in Greenland caribou and reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). Sci Total Environ 245:149-159. https://doi. org/10.1016/S0048-9697(99)00440-4 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  2. AMAP (2005) AMAP assessment 2002: heavy metals in the Arctic. In: Arctic monitoring and assessment programme, Oslo otwiera się w nowej karcie
  3. Austrheim G, Hassel K, Mysterud A (2005) The role of life history traits for bryophyte community patterns in two contrasting alpine regions. Bryologist 108(2):259-271. 2745(2005)108[0259:TROLHT]2.0.CO;2 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  4. Bjørkvoll E, Pedersen B, Hytteborn H, Jónsdóttir IS, Langvatn R (2009) Seasonal and interannual dietary variation during winter in female Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus). Arct Antarct Alp Res 41:88-96. otwiera się w nowej karcie
  5. Bjune AE (2000) Pollen analysis of faeces as a method of demonstrating seasonal variations in the diet of Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus). Polar Res 19:183-192 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  6. Borch-Iohnsen B, Nilssen KJ, Norheim G (1996) Influence of season and diet on liver and kidney content of essential elements and heavy metals in Svalbard reindeer. Biol Trace Elem Res 51:235-247. otwiera się w nowej karcie
  7. Braun-Blanquet J (1964) Pflanzensoziologie. Grundzuge der Vegetationskunde. Springer-Verlag, Wien
  8. Clarkson TW (1986) Effects: general principles underlying the toxic ac- tion of metals. In: Friberg L, Nordberg G, Vouk V (eds) Handbook on the toxicology of metals. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp 128-148
  9. Drbal K, Elster J, Komarek J (1992) Heavy metals in water ice and biological material from Spitsbergen Svalbard. Polar Res 11:99-101 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  10. Ekern K, Kildemo K (1987) Svalbardreinens ernaering. Hovedoppgave, Institutt for Naturforvaltning, Norges Landbrukshøyskole, As Elvebakk A (2005) A vegetation map of Svalbard on the scale 1:3.5 mill. Phytocoenologia 35(4):951-967. 269X/2005/0035-0951 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  11. Garty J (2001) Biomonitoring atmospheric heavy metals with lichens: theory and application. Crit Rev Plant Sci 20:309-371. https://doi. org/10.1080/20013591099254 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  12. Hallanger IG, Warner NA, Ruus A, Evenset A, Christensen G, Herzke D, Gabrielsen GW, Borgå K (2011) Seasonality in contaminant accu- mulation in Arctic marine pelagic food webs using trophic magnifi- cation factor as a measure of bioaccumulation. Environ Toxicol Chem 30:1026-1035. otwiera się w nowej karcie
  13. Hansen BB, Aanes R, Saether B-E (2010) Partial seasonal migration in high-arctic Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus). otwiera się w nowej karcie
  14. Can J Zool 88:1202-1209. otwiera się w nowej karcie
  15. Jóźwik Z (2000) Heavy metals in tundra plants of the Bellsund in West Spitsbergen, investigated in the years 1987-1995. Pol Polar Res 21: 43-54
  16. Kabata-Pendias A (2011) References. In: Trace elements in soils and plants. CRC Press, Boca Raton. otwiera się w nowej karcie
  17. Koivurova T (2005) Environmental protection in the Arctic and Antarctic: can the polar regimes learn from each other? Int J Leg Inf 33(2):204-218 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  18. Larter NC, Nagy JA (2000) A comparison of heavy metal levels in the kidneys of high Arctic and mainland caribou populations in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Sci Total Environ 246:109-119. otwiera się w nowej karcie
  19. Lyså A, Lnne I (2001) Moraine development at a small high-Arctic valley glacier: Rieperbreen, Svalbard. J Quat Sci 16:519-529. https://doi. org/10.1002/jqs.613 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  20. Na G, Wei W, Zhou S, Gao H, Ma X, Qiu L, Ge L, Bao C, Yao Z (2015) Distribution characteristics and indicator significance of Dechloranes in multi-matrices at Ny-Alesund in the Arctic. J Environ Sci (China) 28:8-13. otwiera się w nowej karcie
  21. National Research Council (1980) Mineral tolerance of domestic animals. National Academy of Science, Washington, DC otwiera się w nowej karcie
  22. Norwegian Polar Institute (2016) Norwegian Polar Institute Map Data and Services. Norwegian Polar Institute. Accessed 21 March 2018 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  23. Nriagu J (1979) Global inventory of natural and anthropogenic emissions of trace metals to the atmosphere. Nature 279(5712):409-411 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  24. Nriagu J (1989) A global assessment of natural sources of atmospheric trace metals. Nature 338(6210):47-49 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  25. Olech M, Węgrzyn M, Lisowska M, Słaby A, Angiel P (2011) Contemporary changes in vegetation of polar regions. Papers on Global Change IGBP 18:35-51. 010-0003-8 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  26. Pandey B, Agrawal M, Singh S (2014) Assessment of air pollution around coal mining area: emphasizing on spatial distributions, sea- sonal variations and heavy metals, using cluster and principal com- ponent analysis. Atmos Pollut Res 5(1):79-86 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  27. Reimers E (1982) Winter mortality and population trends of reindeer on Svalbard, Norway. Arct Alp Res 14:295-300 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  28. Ruman M, Kozak K, Lehmann S, Koziol K, Polkowska Z (2012) Pollutants present in different components of the Svalbard archipel- ago environment. Ecol Chem Eng S 19:571-584. 2478/v10216-011-0040-9 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  29. Samecka-Cymerman A, Wojtuń B, Kolon K, Kempers AJ (2011) Sanionia uncinata (Hedw.) loeske as bioindicator of metal pollution in polar regions. Polar Biol 34:381-388. s00300-010-0893-x otwiera się w nowej karcie
  30. Sancho LG, Green TA, Pintado A (2007) Slowest to fastest: extreme range in lichen growth rates supports their use as an indicator of climate change in Antarctica. Flora 202(8):667-673 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  31. Simões JC, Zagorodnov VS (2001) The record of anthropogenic pollu- tion in snow and ice in Svalbard, Norway. Atmos Environ 35(2): 403-413. otwiera się w nowej karcie
  32. Staaland H, Brattbakk I, Ekern K, Kildemo K (1983) Chemical compo- sition of reindeer forage plants in Svalbard and Norway. Ecography 6:109-122. otwiera się w nowej karcie
  33. Staaland H, Scheie JO, Grøndahl A, Person E, Leifseth AB, Holand Ø (1993) The introduction of reindeer to Brøggerhalvøya, Svalbard: grazing preference and effect on vegetation. Rangifer 13:15-19 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  34. Steinnes E (1995) A critical evaluation of the use of naturally growing moss to monitor the deposition of atmospheric metals. Sci Total Environ 160:243-249. 04360-D otwiera się w nowej karcie
  35. Stoltz E, Greger M (2002) Accumulation properties of As, Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn by four wetland plant species growing on submerged mine tail- ings. Environ Exp Bot 47(3):271-280. S0098-8472(02)00002-3 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  36. Sundset MA, Praesteng KE, Cann IKO, Mathiesen SD, MacKie RI (2007) Novel rumen bacterial diversity in two geographically separated sub-species of reindeer. Microb Ecol 54:424-438. 10.1007/s00248-007-9254-x otwiera się w nowej karcie
  37. Tyler NJC (1986) The relationship between the fat content of Svalbard reindeer in autumn and their death from starvation in winter. Rangifer 6:311-314 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  38. Tyler N, Øritsland N (1989) Why don't Svalbard reindeer migrate? Holarct Ecol 12:369-376 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  39. Wang Z, Na G, Ma X, Ge L, Lin Z, Yao Z (2015) Characterizing the distribution of selected PBDEs in soil, moss and reindeer dung at Ny-Alesund of the Arctic. Chemosphere 137:9-13. 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.04.030 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  40. Węgrzyn M, Lisowska M, Nicia P (2013) The value of the terricolous lichen Cetrariella delisei in the biomonitoring of heavy-metal levels in Svalbard. Pol Polar Res 34:375-382. popore-2013-0022 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  41. Węgrzyn M, Wietrzyk P, Lisowska M, Klimek B, Nicia P (2016) What influences heavy metals accumulation in arctic lichen Cetrariella delisei in Svalbard? Polar Sci 10:532-540. j.polar.2016.10.002 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  42. Weinbruch S, Wiesemann D, Ebert M, Schütze K, Kallenborn R, Ström J (2012) Chemical composition and sources of aerosol particles at Zeppelin Mountain (Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard): an electron microsco- py study. Atmos Environ 49:142-150. atmosenv.2011.12.008 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  43. Wojtuń B, Samecka-Cymerman A, Kolon K, Kempers AJ, Skrzypek G (2013) Metals in some dominant vascular plants, mosses, lichens, algae, and the biological soil crust in various types of terrestrial tundra, SW Spitsbergen, Norway. Polar Biol 36:1799-1809. otwiera się w nowej karcie
  44. Zhang P, Ge L, Gao H, Yao T, Fang X, Zhou C, Na G (2014) Distribution and transfer pattern of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) among the selected environmental media of Ny-Ålesund, the Arctic: as a case study. Mar Pollut Bull 89:267-275. marpolbul.2014.09.050 otwiera się w nowej karcie
  45. Zhu C, Li Y, Wang P, Chen Z, Ren D, Ssebugere P, Zhang Q, Jiang G (2015) Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polybrominated bi- phenyl ethers (PBDEs) in environmental samples from Ny- Ålesund and London Island, Svalbard, the Arctic. Chemosphere 126:40-46. otwiera się w nowej karcie
  46. Ziaja W, Wegrzyn M, Dudek J, Ostafin K, Lisowska M, Olech M, Osyczka P (2016) Transformation of the natural environment in Western Sørkapp Land (Spitsbergen) since the 1980s. Springer International Publishing, Cham otwiera się w nowej karcie
Politechnika Gdańska

wyświetlono 34 razy

Publikacje, które mogą cię zainteresować

Meta Tagi