Table 1: Concentrations of 25 elements in lichens from Xilin River Basin, Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia, China.

From: Lichen elemental composition distinguishes anthropogenic emissions from dust storm inputs and differs among species: Evidence from Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia, China

ElementStatisticsConcentration (μg·g−1)
Lichen speciesSS
All lichensXMPTXEXPTPAXPC
AlMean72939058A11264A10340A8621A6998A3267B42651
CV(%)53.1218.1133.1832.1734.9129.9738.9618.95
BaMean79.15127.8A93.20A95.18A79.05A116.5A34.51B625.2
CV(%)50.6228.7722.3717.529.5533.0043.296.79
CdMean0.270.20B0.33A0.20B0.35A0.28A0.27A0.08
CV(%)25.4110.0012.1215.0025.7121.4311.1145.92
CeMean9.643.33D11.34AB12.42AB16.80A8.58BC6.67C23.74
CV(%)49.6527.0324.7833.3331.5515.5027.1456.44
CrMean14.1525.39A19.92A17.77AB16.41AB12.71B6.92C337.5
CV(%)47.1412.4913.8618.1818.4637.0634.5440.92
CsMean1.492.62A2.30A1.89AB1.76AB1.29B0.66C3.77
CV(%)53.7139.3116.9622.2230.1128.6837.8865.29
CuMean8.8415.25A10.55B10.20B9.39B9.52B5.28C19.31
CV(%)36.7416.1315.5513.7317.5720.2719.7038.36
FeMean592611736A8540AB8226AB6963B5567B1981C11050
CV(%)58.5017.2423.8322.8823.6131.3930.4766.15
KMean836111981A11596A9374AB6979B11870A4423C23580
CV(%)44.7725.9920.9729.979.2024.0623.693.62
LaMean5.081.22C5.63B6.23B9.43A4.29B3.83B12.90
CV(%)52.5822.9528.0639.0029.0615.1529.2454.82
MnMean122.1197.9A176.2A140.8A133.3A135.7A59.82B266.8
CV(%)47.7525.4532.1617.9929.4734.0823.2490.61
MoMean0.310.47A0.40AB0.36AB0.39AB0.30B0.18C40.96
CV(%)39.6721.2835.0025.0012.8223.3322.2220.84
NaMean16503470A2253AB2404AB1916AB1437B562.6C12675
CV(%)60.8223.2420.0523.3616.4331.9457.147.72
NiMean5.9010.32A7.88AB7.34AB6.93AB5.65B2.93C292.7
CV(%)46.4119.8630.0824.5215.7322.1228.6719.26
PMean16692297AB2223AB1799AB1386BC2511A914.2C258.7
CV(%)50.2349.2420.4652.1039.0022.9320.6388.36
PbMean9.6410.32B11.07B9.53B14.85A8.20B7.47B15.09
CV(%)31.1218.2213.4616.0517.4429.2719.5429.70
SbMean0.300.48A0.41A0.34A0.34A0.36A0.14B0.60
CV(%)46.3216.6719.5117.6514.7136.1128.57119.73
ScMean0.921.34A1.37A1.25A1.07A0.95A0.39B3.11
CV(%)53.8722.3940.1533.6033.6423.1641.0380.67
SmMean0.760.41C0.92AB1.11A1.22A0.67B0.47C2.17
CV(%)48.1814.6323.9130.6329.5114.9327.6659.06
TbMean0.100.07C0.12AB0.15A0.16A0.09BC0.06C0.30
CV(%)45.5514.2916.6733.3325.0022.2233.3357.80
ThMean1.300.98A1.92A2.19A1.73A1.29A0.51B3.85
CV(%)66.0921.4343.2342.0153.1817.8345.1056.00
TiMean619.51232A966.1A876.3A751.6AB530.8B182.9C1241
CV(%)65.3821.3736.8828.0929.3134.7736.4664.10
TlMean0.150.23A0.21A0.19A0.17A0.17A0.08B0.75
CV(%)44.2334.7823.8131.5811.7623.5312.509.09
VMean13.1125.61A18.95AB17.46AB15.62BC12.41C4.69D25.19
CV(%)56.0415.6220.6320.3320.1734.0928.1478.52
ZnMean56.2851.96C102.1A39.28D57.09BC72.74B38.19D26.07
CV(%)51.224.9350.267.038.1517.6018.8376.21
  1. Different capitalized letters in each row indicate a significant difference in element concentration between lichens (p ≤ 0.05) based on one-way ANOVA performed on the log10-transformed concentrations followed by post hoc SNK tests. CV refers to the coefficient of variance (defined as the standard deviation divided by the mean). XM refers to Xanthoria mandschurica (n = 5). PT refers to Physcia tribacia (n = 5). XE refers to Xanthoria elegans (n = 6). XPT refers to Xanthoparmelia tinctina (n = 5). PA refers to Physcia aipolia (n = 6). XPC refers to Xanthoparmelia camtschadalis (n = 10). SS refers to surface soil (n = 15). n = 37 for all lichens.