A large body of literature exists on the potential for different plant species to uptake different metals into their tissues. This literature serves to inform researchers when they are on mine-sites in the North, however it has not been ground-truthed in the North where environmental conditions are different.
This project aimed to compile data on metals uptake in different plant species on mine sites around the Yukon, and create one comprehensive resource for all of this data. In this way researchers in the North would be able to reference this data to have a clearer idea of what metals uptake may look like in different species on mine sites in the North, to aid in their decision-making when assessing a site or preparing remediation plans.
To this end, a Microsoft Access database was created containing data from X different reports of research around the Yukon, and an associated compendium of research/summary was made to present the data in an alternate form. Queries to the database should allow researchers to compare metals uptake data from studies in the South to data acquired on-site, here in the Yukon.
- Soprovich and Janin, 2017. Compendium of metal uptake data for plants growing on mine sites in Yukon. Yukon Research Centre, Yukon College. September 2017.
- Database - Metal uptake in plants growing on mine sites in Yukon