Monitoring of bioaccumulating compounds in terrestrial environment and environmental specimen banking

Updated 2000-10-30

The monitoring is focused on risk assessment of LRTAP -type substances in terrestrial foodchains of the Boreal and subarctic environment. The concentration levels in precipitation, in the soil humus and in the indicator species (e.g. red woodants, common shrew) are studied annually in the seven areas locating in the Southern, Middle and Northern Finland. Possible gradients and changes in concentration levels between the Southern and Northern environments will be a part of the base data for risk assessment and pollution development in Finland.

This is a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
1997 -
Data collection
1997 -
Data processing
1997 -
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Jaakko Mannio
Address
Finnish Environment Institute Mechelininkatu 34a 00260 PL 140 Helsinki
Phone
+358 400 148 604
Email
if.otsirapmy@emantsal.emantsrif

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Heavy metals
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Precipitation/snow
Soil/Humus
Terrestrial mammals
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

Red woodants

Geography

Regions studied
Fennoscandia
Finland
Lapland
Scandinavia
Stations or areas where observations are made

Northern Finland stations include: Oulanka Pallas Kevo

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
yes-partly
Data centres
Terrestrial TDC
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
Yes
Specimen banking information

Samples stored in freezer.

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

- chemical analysis include: DDT, PCB, lindane, mercury, led and cadmium.

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
Other related projects

Monitoring of pollutants in fish and sediment

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