The interacting populations of plants, animals, and microorganisms occupying a certain area, and their relationship to the environment.
This category is also used for biosphere, clines, ecoclines, and ecotones.
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Chemical analysis results for mercury and trace elements in vegetation, water, and organic-rich sediments, South Florida

Scanned paper report giving partial results of chemical analysis as well as summaries of notes and field and laboratory methods are presented for the chemistry of vegetation, water, and surficial sediments collected in 1994 and 1995 in this area. PDF format.

Digital map of surficial geology, wetlands, and deepwater habitats, Coeur d'Alene river valley, Idaho

Details of materials and geologic environments in an area where a long history of mining has enriched stream sediments in silver, lead, zinc, arsenic, antimony and mercury, copper, cadmium, manganese, and iron.

Grass Growth in Mining Wastes with Compost and Endophyte Additions

Phytostabilization reduces the mobility of inorganic contaminants by establishing or enhancing plant growth. For small, remote, or abandoned mines, phytostabilization may reduce potential environmental hazards, provided plants can establish and grow. We grew a widespread perennial grass in mining wastes with and without soil and microbial amendments to determine whether we could improve plant establishment and growth. Data are provided in CSV format.