Baseline concentrations, solubility and spatial variability of potentially toxic trace elements in soils in Up- and Mid-country Wet zone in Sri Lanka

NRC Grant: 17-025

Dr. A. M. C. P. K. Attanayake
Department of Soil Science
Faculty of Agriculture
University of Peradeniya
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Area of Research:  Environmental Soil Chemistry
Status:   Ongoing



  1. To determine the baseline concentrations of As, Cd, Pb, Ni, Cu and Zn in soils in relation to land use, elevation, geology and soil properties in Up- and mid-country Wet Zone- in Sri Lanka
  2. To determine the solubility and potential bioavailability of above elements in the region
  3. To identify areas with problematic concentrations of trace elements in soils (hot spots) in the region
  4. To assess the spatial variability of trace elements in relation to the land use, elevation, geology and soil properties