" BES Project Abstracts 2005
Institute of Ecosystem Studies

2005 BES Annual Meeting Presentation and Poster Abstracts

Watershed 263 soil metal and nutrient distribution
Richard Pouyat, Ben Smith, Abe Kloze, and Kate Donovan
Abstract: Surface soil metals and nutrients were measured in watershed 263 located in southwest Baltimore City. The 5 cm samples were taken randomly stratified by a landuse/cover classification system. The soils were digested with a strong acid and the following elements were analyzed: Al, P, S, Ti, Mn, Fe, Co, Ba, Ni, Cu, Mo, Hg, Pb, Cd, Na, Mg, K, Ca, As, V, B, Cr, Zn, Sr, Li, Be, Se, and Sb. The sources of the elements will be speculated using toxic release inventory stacks, geology/soils, and roads. We will compare the soil concentrations to EPA soil screening levels and Netherlands soil guidelines.