MUSEO ARGENTINO DE CIENCIAS NATURALES "BERNARDINO RIVADAVIA"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Analisis multielemental de cortezas de fresno (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) a lo largo de un gradiente urbano-periurbano en la metrópolis de Buenos Aires
PERELMAN, P.; CASTRO, M.A.; NAVARRO, L.E.; RECHI, M.; ARRIAGA; M.; LÓPEZ, S.; MARTINEZ-CARRETERO, E.; FAGGI, A.M.
Revista del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales
Año: 2006 vol. 8 p. 231 - 231
In Buenos Aires metropolitan area a multielemental analysis of bark samples of Fraxinus pennsylvanica have been performed. The samples were analysed using ICP-OES. The resulting data have been treated by an ANOVA and by an ordination technique based on reciprocal averaging (Detrended Correspondence Analysis). The results allow us to confirm that the major contamination source is of geogenic origin with the presence of Ba, Al, Mg, and Fe being principal soil components carried out by wind. Also part of these elements and the presence of Cr, Zn, Pb, Mg and Ni in the build-up areas indicate anthropogenic influence and are suspected to be associated to vehicle and related economic activities. The periurban is characterised by major values of Ba and Cu linked to the maintenance of swimming pools, fungicides and biomass combustion.