Chapter 3. Trace Elements in Agro-ecosystems

  1. M. N. V. Prasad
  1. Shuhe Wei1 and
  2. Qixing Zhou1,2

Published Online: 28 AUG 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470370124.ch3

Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health

Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health

How to Cite

Wei, S. and Zhou, Q. (2008) Trace Elements in Agro-ecosystems, in Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health (ed M. N. V. Prasad), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470370124.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Department of Plant Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500 046, India

Author Information

  1. 1

    Key Laboratory of Terrestrial Ecological Process, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016, People's Republic of China

  2. 2

    College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, People's Republic of China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 AUG 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470180952

Online ISBN: 9780470370124

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Keywords:

  • agro-ecosystem trace elements;
  • Hg and Cd pollution - minamata and itai-itai (ouch-ouch) disease;
  • trace element contamination and phytoremediation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements in Agro-ecosystems

  • Benefit, Harmfulness, and Healthy Implication of Trace Elements

  • Phytoremediation of Trace Element Contamination

  • Acknowledgments

  • References