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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B52/S20.039

FEATURES OF HEAVY METALS ACCUMULATION FEATHERS ROCK DOVES KAZAN CITY

Arinina A., Ivanov D., Mukhametzyanova L., Basyyrov A.
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-18-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 2, 287-294 pp

ABSTRACT
In order bioindication environment is often used live objects. Birds - labile and an
integral part of the urbanized landscape, are convenient objects bioindication and
biomonitoring. Synanthropic population Rock Doves plentiful, are found in various
types of residential construction, available throughout the year, tied to their places of
residence, they can be used as test objects.Feathers pigeons tested for heavy metal
content. Level of accumulation of metals in feathers corresponds to the metal content in the snow cover and soil. The metal concentration in the feathers varies depending on bird habitats, season of the year, the type of power pigeons. It is important that after taking samples for research animals remained degree of accumulation of heavy metals in feathers reflects the dynamics of the level of the toxic load on the habitats of birds.

Keywords: ecotoxicology, Bioindication, heavy metals, dove feathers.