Region in the chemical triangle of Central Germany.
This sampling area has been decisively influenced by a concentration of the lignite and chemicals industry and the associated heavy density of population.
Apart from the development of large-scale industrial operations, the area is characterized by intensive agriculture on a predominantly fertile soil and by silviculture in the sandy undulations of Düben Heath.
|Transekt Halle-Leipzig||Halle/Leipzig conurbation within the chemical triangle.|
|Dübener Heide Mitte||Important woodland and area for recreation for the conurbation Halle/Leipzig.|
|Pine||A major primary producer in semi-natural and anthropogenic affected ecosystems.|
|Lombardy poplar||A deciduous tree typical of ecosystems close to dense conurbations and an indicator for the characterisation of the immission situation during the vegetation period.|
|Roe deer, one-year-old||The roe deer is the most common of the larger herbivores (first order-consumer) to be found in the wild in Europe.|
|Feral pigeon||A pigeon species home in nearly every city.|
|Earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris)||As an organism living at ground level, it is a major driver of the decomposition of organic material (e.g. plant litter).|
|Bream||Bioindicator in rivers and lakes|
|Soil||Soil is livelihood and biosphere for humans, animals, plants and soil organisms. All the substances brought in are transported, transformed and/or accumulated in the soil.|
|Suspended particulate matter||Fine insoluble mineral or organic particles in the water phase|
|Metals||Eighty percent of all elements on earth are metals|
|Nonmetals||Only eighteen elements in the periodic table|
|Organometallic compounds||Organic substances with at least one metall atom|
|Chlorohydrocarbons||Group of organic compounds with at least one covalently bonded chlorine atom|
|Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons||Group of organic compounds with at least three condensed six-membered rings|
|Triclosan||Chlorinated aromatic biocide|
|Polycyclic musks||Class of synthetic fragrances|
|Supplementary parameters||Additional information for the interpretation of contamination data|
1991 - 2012