Science of the Total Environment
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School of Science / Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research
The database compiles published data (in Lafratta et al. 2019, STOTEN) on physical, biogeochemical and chemical characteristics (density, organic carbon, sediment grain size, metals concentration, Pb isotopes ratio) of soils underneath seagrass meadows in Port Pirie, South Australia. Pb-210 concentrations of the first 12 cm are also included. The dataset includes data for a total of two cores, A12 and A15 that are 147 and 96 cm long respectively.
Research Activity Description
Seagrass soil archives have been used with a multi-parameter approach to reconstruct the metal contamination history of Port Pirie (South Australia) where one of the largest smelter in the world is operating in Port Pirie since 1889.
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Anna Lafratta: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lafratta, A., Serrano, O., Masque´, P., Mateo, M., Fernandes, M., Gaylard, S., & Lavery, P. (2018). Seagrass soil archives reveal centennial-scale metal smelter contamination while acting as natural filters [dataset]. Science of the Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.25958/5cc285ee045d0