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Content of metals and nitrogen are increased in the vicinity of major cities, industrial and thermal-energy centers. Increased values in western Slovenia are the result of remote transport, in northeastern Slovenia mainly due to transport and agriculture. In 2006, the nitrogen concentration were highest in Slovenia (among all the participating countries in project).



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Figure ZD10-1: Map of the nitrogen content in a type of moss Hypnum cupressiforme (% of dry matter moss) in 2001
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Datebase of The Jožef Stefan Institute, 2009.

Figure ZD10-2: Map of the nitrogen content in a type of moss Hypnum cupressiforme (% of dry matter moss) in 2006
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Datebase of The Jožef Stefan Institute, 2009.

Figure ZD10-3: Meduim value (median) of arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, iron, mercury, nickel, lead, vanadium and zinc (in mg/g dry matter) and nitrogen (% of dry matter moss) in the moss species Hypnum cupressiforme earned on intersection of 16 x 16 km grid in Slovenia, 1996-2006, and comparison with other European countries (the area median).
Sources: 

Datebase of The Jožef Stefan Institute, 2009.
*Atmospheric heavy metal deposition in Europe 1995-1996, Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen, 1998
**UNECE ICP-Vegetation; Heavy metals in European mosses:2000/2001 survey; CEH Bangor, March 2003
***UNECE ICP-Vegetation; Spatial and temporal trends in heavy metal accumulation in mosses in Europe (1990-2005), CEH Bangor, July 2008
+UNECE ICP-Vegetation ; Spatial trends in nitrogen concentrations in mosses across Europe in 2005/2006, Report on Nitrogen in European Mosses, Work package 4, September 2008


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