Name of project:Determination of the vertical mobility of heavy metals in forest soils as a basis for the optimization of tree species composition to reduce the risk of their transfer to edible mushrooms
Year:2019 - 2021
Provider:TA ČR
Coordinator: Ing. Radek Novotný, Ph.D.
Researcher: Ing. Radek Novotný, Ph.D., Ing. Jakub Černý, Ing. David Juřička, Ph.D.
Co-researcher foreign:MENDELU, Lesnická a dřevařská fakulta

Description of project

Project are following: to quantify heavy metal contents (Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn) in soils and mushrooms of selected forest stands, to determine the influence of the main commercial tree species (Picea abies and Fagus sylvatica) on the migration of selected heavy metals in the soil profile, to determine the level of health risk posed by the consumption of edible mushrooms picked in the selected area and to create a proposal for adjustment of forest management to reduce the health risks posed by heavy metals in the forest environment