Current Status of Applied Geochemistry Research in Southern Europe

November 2018. Current Status of Applied Geochemistry Research in Europe: Benedetto De Vivo, AAG Regional Councillor (bdevivo@unina.it)

The EuroGeoSurveys Geochemistry Expert Group (which has succeeded the WEGS and FOREGS Geochemistry Working Groups) is very active in continental-scale applied geochemical projects. Since the publication of the FOREGS Geochemical Atlas of Europe (http://weppi.gtk.fi/publ/foregsatlas/) the group has completed another two continental-scale projects. The first is concerned with European ground water geochemistry using bottled mineral water as the sampling medium (Reimann and Birke, 2010; Birke et al., 2010). This special issue includes 15 contributions from national teams in Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia (2), Hellas (2), Slovakia, Hungary, Italy (2), Fennoscandia, Germany (2), Portugal and Estonia. The second continental-scale project, completed in 2014, is concerned with the Geochemistry of European Agricultural and Grazing Land Soil (GEMAS – URL: http://gemas.geolba.ac.at/)and resulted in the publication of a two-volume atlas (Reimann et al., 2014a, b). The atlas on the geochemistry of agricultural and grazing land soil reports data for 68 determinands covering almost the entire European territory west of the Urals.

Apart from the completed continental-scale projects, the European Geochemistry Expert Group carries out urban geochemistry projects and published a textbook in 2011 (Johnson, C.C., Demetriades, A., Locutura, J. & Ottesen, R.T. (Editors), 2011. Mapping the Chemical Environment of Urban Areas. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 616 pp. http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470747242,descCd-description.html), and case studies in a Special Issue of the Journal of Geochemical Exploration (Demetriades et al., 2015). In addition, the group has published two urban geochemistry manuals (Demetriades and Birke, 2015a, b).

At national and regional level have been published in Italy: (1) Geochemical Atlas of Italy from GEMAS Database, (2) Different Regional Atlas for Campania Region (the database has been used to publish different papers in peer review journals).

Benedetto De Vivo

Southern Europe Councillor of the AAG

 

PUBLICATIONS

Publications by EuroGeoSurveys Geochemistry Expert Group members on different aspects of European ground water geochemistry, the GEMAS project and others:

2013

Cicchella, C., Lima, A., Birke, M., Demetriades, A., Wang, X. & De Vivo, B., 2013. Mapping geochemical patterns at regional to continental scales using composite samples to reduce the analytical costs. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 124(1), 79-91.

Demetriades, A., 2013. Quality of hellenic bottled mineral and tap water as a proxy for groundwater geochemistry. European Geologist (Special issue: Groundwater-the critical resource), 35, 7-15. http://www.eurogeologists.de/images/content/efg_magazine/egm35_small.pdf.

Ladenberger, A., Andersson, M., Reimann, C., Tarvainen, T., Filzmoser, P., Uhlbäck, J., Morris, G. & Sadeghi , M., 2013. Geochemical mapping of agricultural soils and grazing land (GEMAS) in Norway, Finland and Sweden – regional report. Geological Survey of Sweden, SGU-rapport 2012:17, 160 pp., http://resource.sgu.se/produkter/sgurapp/s1217-rapport.pdf.

Ottesen, R.T., Birke, M., Finne, T.E., Gosar, M., Locutura, J., Reimann, C., Tarvainen, T., The GEMAS Project Team, 2013. Mercury in European agricultural and grazing land soils. Applied Geochemistry, 33, 1–12.

Petrosino, P., Sadeghi, M., Albanese, S., Andersson, M., Lima, A. & De Vivo, B., 2013. REE contents in solid sample media and stream water from different geological contexts: Comparison between Italy and Sweden. Journal of Geochemical Exploration. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 133, 176-201.

Sadeghi, M., A. Morris, G.A., Carranza, E.J.M., Ladenberger, A., Andersson, M., 2013. Rare earth element distribution and mineralization in Sweden: An application of principal component analysis to FOREGS soil geochemistry. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 133, 160-175.

Sadeghi, M., Petrosino, P., Ladenberger , A., Albanese, S., Andersson, M., Morris, G., Annamaria Lima, A., De Vivo, B., The GEMAS Project Team, 2013. Ce, La and Y concentrations in agricultural and grazing-land soils of Europe. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 133, 202-213.

Soriano-Disla, J.M., Janik, L., Mclaughlin, M.J., Forrester, S., Kirby, J.K., Reimann, C., The EuroGeoSurveys GEMAS Project Team, 2013. The use of diffuse reflectance mid-infrared spectroscopy for the prediction of the concentration of chemical elements estimated by X-ray fluorescence in agricultural and grazing European soils. Applied Geochemistry, 29, 135-143.

Soriano-Disla, J.M., Janik, L., McLaughlin, M.J., Forrester, S., Kirby, J., Reimann, C. and the GEMAS Project Team, 2013. Prediction of the concentration of chemical elements extracted by aqua regia in agricultural and grazing European soils using diffuse reflectance mid-infrared spectroscopy. Applied Geochemistry, 39, 33-42.

Tarvainen, T., Albanese, S., Birke, M., Poňavič, M., Reimann, C., The GEMAS Project Team, 2013. Arsenic in agricultural and grazing land soils of Europe. Applied Geochemistry, 28, 2-10.

Albanese S., Taiani M.V.E., De Vivo B. and Lima A., 2013. An environmental epidemiological study based on the stream sediments geochemistry of the Salerno Province (Campania Region, Southern Italy). J. Geochem. Explor. (Special Issue: Medical geology perspective on the risks associated with volcanism and brownfield. Belkin et al., eds), 131, 59-66

Albanese S., Iavazzo P., Adamo P., Lima A. and De Vivo B., 2013. Assessment of the environmental conditions of the Sarno river basin (south Italy): a stream sediment approach. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 35 (3), 283-297. Doi: 10.1007/s10653-012-9483-x.

Foley N. K., De Vivo B. and Salminen R., 2013. Rare Earth Elements: The role of geology, exploration, and analytical geochemistry in ensuring diverse sources of supply and a globally sustainable resource. Preface to REE Special Issue; Foley et al., eds). J. Geochem. Explor., 133, 1-5. Doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2013.08.001.

Wang M., De Vivo B., Albanese S., Lima A., Lu W., Molisso F. and Sacchi M., 2013. Investigation on inorganic pollution level in surface sediments of Naples and Salerno bay. Computational Water, Energy, and Environmental Engineering (CWEEE), 2, 36-40. Doi: 10.4236/cweee.2013.22B006. Published Online April 2013 (http://www.scirp.org/journal/cweee).

Belkin H. E., De Vivo B. and Manno M. (Guest Eds), 2013. Medical geology perspective on the risk associated with volcanism and brownfields. Special Issue, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, Elsevier, 131, August, pp. 66. ISSN: 0375-6742.

Foley N., De Vivo B. & Salminen R. (Guest Eds), 2013. Rare earth elements: The role of geology, exploration, and analytical geochemistry in ensuring diverse sources of supply and a globally sustainable resource. Special Issue, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, Elsevier, 133, October, pp. 213. ISSN: 0375-6742.

2014

Bavec, Š, Biester, H & Gosar, M., 2014. Urban sediment contamination in a former Hg mining district Idrija, Slovenia. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 36(3), 427-439.

Fabian, C., Reimann, C., Fabian, K., Birke, M., Baritz, R., Haslinger, E. and the GEMAS Project Team, 2014. GEMAS: Spatial distribution of the pH of European agricultural and grazing land soil. Applied Geochemistry, 48, 207-216.

Glennon, M.M., Harris, P., Ottesen, R.T., Scanlon, R.P. & O'Connor, P.J., 2014. The Dublin SURGE Project: geochemical baseline for heavy metals in topsoils and spatial correlation with historical industry in Dublin, Ireland. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 36, 235–254.

Reimann, C. & Ladenberger, A., 2014. EuroGeoSurveys' geochemical soil mapping of Europe. géosciences, BRGM's journal for sustainable Earth, Special Issue: Les sols, No. 18, 90-91, http://www.brgm.fr/sites/default/files/somm-revue_geosciences18_0.pdf.

Saaltink, R., Griffioen, J., Mol, G., Birke, M., The GEMAS Project Team, 2014. Geogenic and agricultural controls on the geochemical composition of European agricultural soils. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 14(1), 121-137.

Scheib, A.J., Birke, M., Dinelli, E., GEMAS Project Team, 2014. Geochemical evidence of aeolian deposits in European soils. Boreas, 43(1), 175-192.

Šorša, A. & Halamić, J., 2014. Geochemical atlas of Sisak. Croatian Geological Survey and City of Sisak, Zagreb, about 220 pp.

Uhlbäck, J., Andersson, M. & Ladenberger, A.. 2014. Urban geokemi i Karlstad. SGU-rapport 2014:25, 72 pp., http://www.sgu.se/produkter/publikationer/nypublicerat/.

GEMAS two-volume Atlas 2014:

Reimann, C., Birke, M., Demetriades, A., Filzmoser, P. & O'Connor, P. (Editors), 2014a. Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part A: Methodology and interpretation of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B 102), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 528 pp., http://www.schweizerbart.de/publications/detail/isbn/9783510968466.

Reimann, C., Birke, M., Demetriades, A., Filzmoser, P. & O'Connor, P. (Editors), 2014b. Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part B: General background information and further analysis of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B 103), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 352 pp., http://www.schweizerbart.de/publications/detail/isbn/9783510968473/Geologisches_Jahrbuch_Reihe_B_Heft_B103_Chemistry.

GEMAS Atlas Part A Chapters:

Reimann, C., Demetriades, A., Birke, M. & Schoeters, I., 2014. The GEMAS Project - Concept and Background. Chapter 1 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part A: Methodology and interpretation of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B 102), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 23-25.

Verougstraete, V. & Ilse Schoeters, I., 2014. REACH and GEMAS. Chapter 2 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part A: Methodology and interpretation of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B102), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 27-29.

Reimann, C., 2014. Sample Material, Site Selection and Sampling. Chapter 3 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part A: Methodology and interpretation of the GEMAS data set . Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B102), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 31-36.

Mackových, D. & Lučivjamský, P., 2014. Preparation of GEMAS Project Samples and Standards. Chapter 4 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part A: Methodology and interpretation of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B102), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 37-40.

Birke, M., Reimann, C. & Karl Fabian, K., 2014. Analytical Methods Used in the GEMAS Project. Chapter 5 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part A: Methodology and interpretation of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B102), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 41-46.

Demetriades, A., Reimann, C. & Filzmoser, P., 2014. Evaluation of GEMAS project quality control results. Chapter 6 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part A: Methodology and interpretation of the GEMAS data set Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B102), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 47-60.

Reimann, C. & Kriete, C., 2014. Trueness of GEMAS Analytical Results - the Ring Test. Chapter 7 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part A: Methodology and interpretation of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B102), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 61-65.

Filzmoser, P., Reimann, C. & Birke, M., 2014. Univariate Data Analysis and Mapping. Chapter 8 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part A: Methodology and interpretation of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B102), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 67-81.

Filzmoser, P. & Reimann, C., 2014. Multivariate Data Analysis. Chapter 9 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part A: Methodology and interpretation of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B102), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 83-92.

Birke, M., Rauch, U. & Reimann. C., 2014. Supporting Information for Interpretation of Geochemical Maps. Chapter 10 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part A: Methodology and interpretation of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B102), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 93-102.

Reimann, C., Demetriades, A., Birke, M., Filzmoser P., O’Connor, P., Halamić, J., Ladenberger, A. & the GEMAS Project Team, 2014. Distribution of elements/ parameters in agricultural and grazing land soil of Europe. Chapter 11 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part A: Methodology and interpretation of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B102), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 103-474.

Reimann, C., Demetriades, A., Birke, M. & Schoeters, I., 2014. Discussion. Chapter 12 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part A: Methodology and interpretation of the GEMAS data set Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B102), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 475-497.

The GEMAS Project Team, 2014. Conclusions. Chapter 13 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part A: Methodology and interpretation of the GEMAS data set Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B102), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 499-502.

GEMAS Atlas Part B Chapters:

Haslinger, E., Reimann, C. & Birke, M., 2014. Short Guide to Soil Formation and the Soils of Europe. Chapter 1 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part B: General background information and further analysis of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B103), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 21-46.

Jähne, F., 2014. Geology of Europe. Chapter 2 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part B: General background information and further analysis of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B103), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 47-70.

Demetriades, A. & Reimann, C., 2014. Mineral deposits in Europe. Chapter 3 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part B: General background information and further analysis of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B103), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 71-78.

Tarvainen, T., Birke, M., Reimann, C., Poňavič, M. & Albanese, S., 2014. Arsenic Anomalies in European Agricultural and Grazing Land Soil. Chapter 4 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part B: General background information and further analysis of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B103), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 81-88.

Birke, M., Reimann, C., Rauch, U., De Vivo, B., Halamić, J., Klos, V., Gosar, M. & Ladenberger, A., 2014. Distribution of Cadmium in European Agricultural and Grazing Land Soil. Chapter 5 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part B: General background information and further analysis of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B103), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 89-115.

Baritz, R., Ernstsen, V. & Zirlewagen, D., 2014. Carbon Concentrations in European Agricultural and Grazing Land Soil. Chapter 6 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part B: General background information and further analysis of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B103), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 117-129.

Poňavič, M. & Scheib, A., 2014. Distribution of Selenium in European Agricultural and Grazing Land Soil. Chapter 7 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part B: General background information and further analysis of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B103), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 131-144.

Cicchella, D., Albanese, S., Birke, M., De Vivo, B., De Vos, W., Dinelli, E., Lima, A., O'Connor, P.J., Salpeteur, I. & Tarvainen, T., 2014. Natural Radioactive Elements U, Th and K in European Agricultural and Grazing Land Soil. Chapter 8 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part B: General background information and further analysis of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B103), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 145-159.

Scheib, A., 2014. Distribution of Aeolian Deposits in Europe and Their Influence on Soil Geochemistry. Chapter 9 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part B: General background information and further analysis of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B103), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 161-168.

Salminen, R., Birke, M., Reimann, C., Gregorauskiene, V. & Wang, X., 2014. Distribution of Boron, Chlorine and Fluorine in European Topsoil and Subsoil (based on samples from the FOREGS project). Chapter 10 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part B: General background information and further analysis of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B103), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 169-180.

Janik, L.J., Forrester, S., Kirby, J.K., McLaughlin, M.J., Soriano-Disla, J.M. & Reimann, C., 2014. Prediction of Metal and Metalloid Partitioning Coefficients (Kd) in Soil Using Mid-Infrared Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy. Chapter 11 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part B: General background information and further analysis of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B103), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 183-188.

Oorts, K. & Schoeters, I., 2014. Use of Monitoring Data for Risk Assessment of Metals in Soil under the European REACH Regulation. Chapter 12 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part B: General background information and further analysis of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B103), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 189-202.

Mann, A., Reimann, C., Caritat, P. de & Turner, N., 2014. Mobile Metal Ion Analysis of European Agricultural Soil. Chapter 13 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part B: General background information and further analysis of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B103), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 203-231.

Ladenberger, A., Uhlbäck, J., Andersson, M., Reimann, C., Tarvainen, T., Morris, G., Sadeghi, M., Eklund, M. & Filzmoser, P., 2014. Elemental Patterns in Agricultural and Grazing Land soil in Norway, Finland and Sweden: What Have We Learned from Continental-Scale Mapping? Chapter 14 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part B: General background information and further analysis of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B103), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 235-251.

Klos, V., Birke, M., Akinfiev, G. & Amashukeli, Y., 2014. Geochemical Characteristics of Ukrainian Soil Using Landscape-Geochemical Regionalisation Based on the GEMAS Data. Chapter 15 In: C. Reimann, M. Birke, A. Demetriades, P. Filzmoser & P. O’Connor (Editors), Chemistry of Europe's agricultural soils – Part B: General background information and further analysis of the GEMAS data set. Geologisches Jahrbuch (Reihe B103), Schweizerbarth, Hannover, 253-270.

Valera P., Zavattari P., Albanese S., Cicchella D., Dinelli E., Lima A. and De Vivo B., 2014. A correlation study between Multiple Sclerosis and Type 1 Diabetes incidences and geochemical data in Europe. Env. Geochem & Health, 36 (1), 79-98.Doi: 10.1007/s10653-013-9520-4.

Cicchella D., Giaccio L., Lima A., Albanese S., Cosenza A., Civitillo D. and De Vivo B., 2014. Assessment of the top soils degree of contamination in the Sarno river basin, south Italy. Env. Earth Sciences, 71, 5129-5143. Doi: 10.1007/s12665-013-2916-8.

Albanese S., De Vivo B., Lima A., Frattasio G., Kribek B., Nyambe I., Majer V., 2014. Prioritizing environmental risk at the regional scale by a GIS aided technique. The Copperbelt Province (Zambia) case study. J. Geochem. Explor., 144, 433-442.

Adamo P., Iavazzo P., Albanese S., Agrelli D., De Vivo B. and Lima A., 2014. Bioavailability and soil-to-plant transfer factors as indicators of potentially toxic elements contamination of agricultural soils.The Science of Total Environment, 500-501, 11-22.

Kribek B., De Vivo B. and Davies T., 2014. Impacts of mining and mineral processing on theenvironment and human health in Africa. Preface of Editors to the Special Issue (Mining vs. environment in Africa). J. Geochem Explor., 144 (B), 387-390.

2015

Albanese, S., Sadeghi, S., Lima, A., Cicchella, D., Dinelli, E., Valera, P., Falconi, M., Demetriades, A., De Vivo, B. & The GEMAS Project Team, 2015. GEMAS: Chromium, Ni, Co and Cu in agricultural and grazing land soil of Europe. In: A. Demetriades, M. Birke, S. Albanese, I. Schoeters & B. De Vivo (Guest Editors), Continental, Regional and Local scale Geochemical Mapping, Special Issue, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 154, 81-93.

Banks, D., Birke, M., Flem, B. & Reimann, C., 2015. Inorganic chemical quality of European tap-water: 1. Distribution of parameters and regulatory compliance. Applied Geochemistry, 59, 200-210.

Bavec, Š., Gosar, G., Biester, H. & Grčman, H., 2015. Geochemical investigation of mercury and other elements in urban soil of Idrija (Slovenia). In: A. Demetriades, M. Birke, S. Albanese, I. Schoeters & B. De Vivo (Guest Editors), Continental, Regional and Local scale Geochemical Mapping, Special Issue, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 154, 213-223.

Birke, M., Rauch, U. & Stummeyer, J., 2015. How robust are geochemical patterns? A comparison of low and high sample density geochemical mapping in Germany. In: A. Demetriades, M. Birke, S. Albanese, I. Schoeters & B. De Vivo (Guest Editors), Continental, Regional and Local scale Geochemical Mapping, Special Issue, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 154, 105-128.

Buccianti, A., 2015. The FOREGS repository: Modelling variability in stream water on a continental scale revising classical diagrams from CoDA (compositional data analysis) perspective. In: A. Demetriades, M. Birke, S. Albanese, I. Schoeters & B. De Vivo (Guest Editors), Continental, Regional and Local scale Geochemical Mapping, Special Issue, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 154, 94-104.

Cicchella, D., Albanese, S., Dinelli, E., Giaccio, L., Lima, A., Valera, P. & De Vivo, B., 2015. GEMAS: Spatial distribution of chemical elements in agricultural and grazing land soil of Italy. In: A. Demetriades, M. Birke, S. Albanese, I. Schoeters & B. De Vivo (Guest Editors), Continental, Regional and Local scale Geochemical Mapping, Special Issue, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 154, 129-142.

Demetriades, A., Cullen, K., Reimann, C. & Birke, M., 2015. EGG: European Groundwater Geochemistry. Special Issue: Towards 2020: groundwater research in Europe, European Geologist, 40, 20-28, http://eurogeologists.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/EGJ40_final_LR.pdf.

Demetriades, A. & Birke, M., 2015a. Urban Topsoil Geochemical Mapping Manual (URGE II). EuroGeoSurveys, Brussels, 52 pp., http://www.eurogeosurveys.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/EGS_Urban_Topsoil_Geochemical_Mapping_Manual_URGE_II_HR_version.pdf.

Demetriades, A. & Birke, M., 2015b. Urban Geochemical Mapping Manual: Sampling, Sample preparation, Laboratory analysis, Quality control check, Statistical processing and Map plotting. EuroGeoSurveys, Brussels, 162 pp., http://www.eurogeosurveys.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Urban_Geochemical_Mapping_Manual.pdf.

Demetriades, A., Birke, M., Albanese, S., Schoeters, I. & De Vivo, B. (Guest Editors), 2015. Continental, Regional and Local scale Geochemical Mapping, Special Issue, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 154, 264 pp. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03756742/154.

Flem, B., Reimann, C., Birke, M., Banks, D., Filzmoser, P. & Frengstad, B., 2015. Inorganic chemical quality of European tap-water: 2. Geographical distribution. Applied Geochemistry, 59, 211-224.

Janik, L., Forrester, S., Kirby, J.K., Soriano-Disla, J.M., Kirby, J.K., McLaughlin, M.J., Reimann, C. & The GEMAS Project Team, 2015. GEMAS: Prediction of solid-solution partitioning coefficients (Kd) for cationic metals in soils using mid-infrared diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 34(2), 224-234;

Janik, L., Forrester, S., Soriano-Disla, J.M., Kirby, J.K., McLaughlin, M.J., Reimann, C. & The GEMAS Project Team, 2015. GEMAS: Prediction of solid-solution phase partitioning coefficients (Kd) for oxoanions and boric acid in soils using mid-infrared diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 34(2), 235-246.

Ladenberger, A., Demetriades, A., Birke, B., Reimann, C., Sadeghi, M., Andersson, M., Jonsson, E., Uhlbäck, J. & The GEMAS Project Team, 2014. GEMAS: Indium in agricultural soils of Europe – its source and geochemical distribution pattern. In: A. Demetriades, M. Birke, S. Albanese, I. Schoeters & B. De Vivo (Guest Editors), Continental, Regional and Local scale Geochemical Mapping, Special Issue, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 154, 61-80. Ludden, J., Peach, D. & Flight, D., 2015. Geochemically based solutions for urban society: London, a case study. Elements, 11, 253-258.

Mann, A., Reimann, C., de Caritat, P., Turner, N., Birke, M. & GEMAS Project Team, 2015. Mobile Metal Ion® analysis of European agricultural soils: bioavailability, weathering, geogenic patterns and anthropogenic anomalies. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, 15, 99-112.

Négrel, Ph., Sadeghi, M., Ladenberger, A., Reimann, C., Birke, M. and the GEMAS Project Team. 2015. Geochemical fingerprinting and sources discrimination in soils and sediments at continental scale. Chemical Geology, 396, 1-15.

Reimann, C., Ladenberger, A., Birke, M. & Caritat, P. de, 2015. Low density geochemical mapping and mineral exploration: application of the mineral system concept. Special Issue, Thematic set: Tribute to Eion M. Cameron. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, First published on August 13, 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/geochem2014-327.

Sadeghi, M., Albanese, S., Morris, G., Ladenberger, A., Andersson, M., Cannatelli, C., Lima, A. & De Vivo, B., 2015. REE concentrations in agricultural soil in Sweden and Italy: Comparison of weak MMI® extraction with near total extraction data. Applied Geochemistry, 63, 22-36.

Albanese S., Fontaine B., Chen W., Lima A., Piccolo A., Qi S., Wang M. and De Vivo B., 2015. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the soils of a densely populated region and associated human health risks: the Campania Plain (Southern Italy) case study. Env. Geochem. and Health, 37, 1-20. Doi:10.1007/s10653-014-9626-3

Arienzo M., Albanese S., Lima A., Cannatelli C., Aliberti F., Cicotti F., Qi S. and DE VIVO B., 2015. Assessment of the concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and organochlorine pesticides in soils from the Sarno river basin, Italy, and ecotoxicological survey by daphnia magna. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 187 (52), 1-14. Doi: 10.1007/s10661-015-4272-5.

Wang M., Albanese S., Lima A., Cannatelli C., Cosenza A., Esposito R., Lu W., Sacchi M. and De Vivo B., 2015. Compositional analysis and pollution impact assessment: a case study in the Gulfs of Napoli and Salerno. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 160, 22-32. Doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2015.03.031.

Demetriades A., Birke M., Albanese S., Schoeters I. and De Vivo B., 2015. Editorial: Continental, Regional and Local Scale Geochemical Mapping.J. Geochem. Explor., 154, 1-5. Special Issue (Demetriades et al., Eds). Doi:10.1016/j.gexplo.2015.02.011

Cicchella D., Giaccio L., Dinelli E., Albanese S., Lima A., Zuzolo D., Valera P. and De Vivo B., 2015. GEMAS: Spatial distribution of chemical elements in agricultural and grazing land soil of Italy. J. Geochem. Explor., 154, 129-142. Doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2014.11.009

Cosenza A., Lima A., Ayuso R. A., Foley N. K., Albanese S., Messina A. and De Vivo B., 2015. Soil geochemical survey of abandoned mining sites in the Eastern-Central Peloritani Mountains, Sicily, Italy. Geochemistry: Environment, Exploration, Analysis (GEEA), 15, 361-372. Doi:10.1144/geochem2014-307

Pompili M., Vichi M., Dinelli E., Pycha R., Kapusta N., Albanese S., Cicchella D., De Vivo B., Lima A., Valera P., Fiorillo A., Amore M., Girardi P. and Baldessarini R. J., 2015. Relationships of local lithium concentrations in drinking water to regional suicide rates in Italy. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. Early on line: 1-8; Doi: 10.3109/15622975.2015.1062551

Sadeghi M., Albanese S., Morris G., Ladenberger A., Andersson M., Cannatelli C., Lima A. and De Vivo B., 2015. REE concentrations inagricultural soil in Sweden and Italy: Comparison of weak MMI extraction with near total extraction data. Appl. Geochem., 63, 22-36. Doi: 10.1016/ap.geochem.2015.07.004.

Qu C., Xing X., Albanese S., Doherty A., Huang H., Qi S., Lima A. and De Vivo B., 2015.Spatial and seasonal variations of atmospheric organchlorine pesticides along the plain-mountain transect in central China: regional source vs. long-range transport and air-soil exchange. Atmospheric Environment, 122, 31-40.Doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.09.008.

Buccianti A., Lima A., Albanese S., Cannatelli C., Esposito R. and De Vivo B., 2015. Exploring topsoil geochemistry from the CoDA (Compositional Data Analysis) perspective: the multi-element data archive of the Campania Region (Southern Italy). J. Geochem. Explor., 159, 302-316. Doi:10.1016/j.gexplo.2015.10.006.

2016

Oorts, K., Smolders, E., McGrath, S.P., Gestel, C.A.M. van, McLaughlin, M.J. & Carey, S., 2016. Derivation of ecological standards for risk assessment of molybdate in soil. Environmental Chemistry, 13(1), 168-180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/EN15086.

Reimann, C., Ladenberger, A., Birke, M. & Caritat, P. de, 2016. Low density geochemical mapping and mineral exploration: application of the mineral system concept. Special Issue, Thematic set: Tribute to Eion M. Cameron. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, 16, 48-61, http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/geochem2014-327;http://geea.lyellcollection.org/content/16/1/48.

Négrel, P., Ladenberger, A., Reimann, C., Birke, M., Sadeghi, M. & the GEMAS Project Team, 2016. GEMAS: Source, distribution patterns and geochemical behaviour of Ge in agricultural and grazing land soils at European continental scale. Applied Geochemistry, 72, 113-124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2016.07.004; http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S088329271630124X.

Birke, M., Reimann, R., Oorts, K., Rauch, U., Demetriades, A., Dinelli, E., Ladenberger, A., Halamić, J. Gosar, M., Jähne-Klingberg, F., The GEMAS Project Team, 2016. Use of GEMAS data for risk assessment of cadmium in European agricultural and grazing land soil under the REACH Regulation. Applied Geochemistry, 74, 109-121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2016.08.014; http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S088329271630227X.

Reimann, C., Négrel, P., Ladenberger, A., Birke, M., Filzmoser, P., O’Connor, P. & Demetriades, A., 2016. Correspondence: Comment on “Heavy metals in agricultural soil of the European Union with implications for food safety” by Tóth, G., Hermann, T., Da Silva, M.R. and Montanarella, L. Environmental International, 97, 258-263 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2016.07.019; http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412016302859).

Reimann, C., Négrel, P., Ladenberger, A., Birke, M., Filzmoser, P., O’Connor, P. & Demetriades, A., 2016. Comment on “Maps of heavy metals in the soils of the European Union and proposed priority areas for detailed assessment” by Tóth, G., Hermann, T., Szatmári, G., Pásztor, L. Science of the Total Environment, 578, 236-241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.07.208; http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004896971631662X.

Cicchella D., Hoogewerff J., Albanese S., Lima A., Adamo P., Taiani M.V.E. and De Vivo B., 2016. Distribution of toxic elements and transfer from the environment to humans traced by using lead isotopes. A case of study in the Sarno river basin, south Italy. Environmental Geochemistry & Health., 38 (2), 619-637.Doi: 10.1007/s10653-015-9748-2.

Qu C., Albanese S., Chen W., Lima A., Doherty L. A., Piccolo A., Arienzo M., Qi S. and De Vivo B., 2016. The status of organochlorine pesticide contamination in the soils of the Campanian Plain, southern Italy, and correlations with soil properties and cancer risk. Env. Pollution, 216-500-511. Doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2016.05.089

Civitillo D., Ayuso R. A., Lima A., Albanese S., Cannatelli C. and De Vivo B., 2016. Potentially harmful elements and lead isotopes distribution in a heavily anthropized suburban area: the Casoria case study (Italy). Env. Earth Sci, 75, 1325.Doi:10.1007/s12665-016-5769-0.

Lima A., De Vivo B., Civitillo D., Rezza C. e Albanese S., 2016. Atlante geochimico-ambientale dei sedimenti fluviali della Regione Basilicata / Stream Sediment Geochemical Environmental Atlas of Basilicata region. Aracne Editrice. ISBN: 978-88-548-9078-7. Roma, pp. 264.

Lima A., Messina A., Cosenza A., Albanese S. and De Vivo B., 2016. Atlante geochimico-ambientale dei suoli e dei sedimenti fluvialidei Monti Peloritani (Sicilia) / Soil and stream sediment geochemical environmental Atlas of Peloritani Mountains (Sicily). Aracne Editrice, Roma. ISBN: 978-88-548-9329-0, pp 325.

De Vivo B., Lima A., Albanese S., Cicchella D., Rezza C., Civitillo D., Minolfi G. e Zuzolo D., 2016. Atlante geochimico–ambientale dei suoli della Campania. Aracne Editrice, Roma. ISBN: 978-88-548-9744-1, pp 364.

2017

Birke, M., Reimann, C., Rauch, U., Ladenberger, A., Demetriades, A., Jähne-Klingberg, F., Oorts, K., Gosar, M., Dinelli, E., Halamic, J. and The GEMAS Project Team, 2016. GEMAS: Cadmium distribution and its sources in agricultural and grazing land soil of Europe - original data versus clr-transformed data. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 173(1), 13-30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gexplo.2016.11.007; http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0375674216303090.

Fabian, K., Clemens Reimann, C., Caritat, P. de, 2017. Quantifying Diffuse Contamination: Method and Application to Pb in Soil. Environmental Science & Technology, 51(12), 6719-6726; http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.7b00741.

Zuluaga M. C., Norini G., Lima A., Albanese S., David C. P. and De Vivo B., 2017. Stream sediment geochemical mapping of the Mount Pinatubo-Dizon Mine area, the Philippines: Implications for mineral exploration and environmental risk. J. Geochem. EDplor. 175, 18-35. Doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2016.12.012

Zuzolo D., Cicchella D., Catani V., Giaccio L., Guagliardi I., Esposito L. and De Vivo B., 2017. Assessment of potentially harmful elements pollution in the Calore River basin (Southern Italy). Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 39, 531-548. Doi: 10.1007/s10653-016-9832-2

Pompili M., Vichi M., Dinelli D., Erbuto D., Pycha R., Giordano G., Serafini G., Valera P., Albanese S., Lima A., De Vivo B., Cicchella D., Rihmer Z., Fiorillo A., Amore M., Girardi P. and Baldessarini R. J., 2017. Arsenic: association of regional concentrations in drinking water with suicide and natural causes of death in Italy.Psychiatry Res., 249, 311-317.Doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.01.041. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28152464

Ducci D., Albanese S., Boccia L., Celentano E., Cervelli E., Corniello A., Crispo A., De Vivo B., Iodice P., Langella C., Lima A., Manno M., Palladino M., Pindozzi S., Rigillo M., Romano N., Sellerino M., Senatore A., Speranza G., Fagnano M., Fiorentino N., 2016. Environmental characterization of a wide contaminated area (southern Italy) by means of Spatial Multi Criteria Decision Analysis (S-MCDA). Intern. Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 74 (7), 693-715. Doi: 10.3390/ijerph14070693

Zuluaga M. C., Norini G., Ayuso R., Nieto J. M., Lima A., Albanese S. and De Vivo B., 2017. Geochemical mapping, environmental assessment and Pb isotopic signatures of geogenic and anthropogenic sources in three localities in SW Spain with different land use and geology. J. Geochem. Explor., 182, 172-190. Doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2017.07.011

Qu C., Albanese S., Lima A., Doherty A. L., Li J., Qi S. and De Vivo B., 2017. Residues of hexachlorobenzene and chlorinated cyclodiene pesticides in the soils of the Campanian Plain, southern Italy. Environmental Pollution, 231P2, 1497-1506. Doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.08.100

Lima A., Rezza C., Giaccio L., Albanese S., Cicchella D. e De Vivo B., 2017. Distribuzione geochimica degli elementi inorganici nei suoli del S.I.N. Litorale Domizio-Flegreo e Agro Aversano / Geochemical distribution of inorganic elements in soils of Domizio Flegreo Littoral and Agro Aversano area. Aracne Editrice, Roma, ISBN: 978-88-255-0059-2, pp. 349.

2018

Négrel, P., De Vivo, B., Reimann, C., Ladenberger, A., Cicchella, D., Albanese, S., Birke, M., De Vos, W., Dinelli, E., Lima, A., O'Connor, P.J., Salpeteur, I., Tarvainen, T., the GEMAS Project Team, 2018. U-Th signatures of agricultural soil at the European continental scale (GEMAS): Distribution, weathering patterns and processes controlling their concentrations. Science of the Total Environment, 622-623, 1277-1293; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.12.005.

Caritat, P. de, Reimann, C., Smith, D.B., Wang, X., 2018. Chemical elements in the environment: Multi-element geochemical datasets from continental- to national-scale surveys on four continents. Applied Geochemistry, 89, 150-159; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2017.11.010.

Jordan, G., Petrik, A., De Vivo, B., Albanese, S., Demetriades, A., Sadeghi, M., The GEMAS Project Team, 2018. GEMAS: Spatial analysis of the Ni distribution on a continental-scale using digital image processing techniques on European agricultural soil data. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 186, 143-157; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gexplo.2017.11.011.

Négrel, P., Ladenberger, A., Reimann, C., Birke, M., Sadeghi, M., The GEMAS Project Team, 2018. Distribution of Rb, Ga and Cs in agricultural land soils at European continental scale (GEMAS): Implications for weathering conditions and provenance. Chemical Geology, 479, 188-203. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2018.01.009.

Reimann, C., Fabian, K., Birke, M., Filzmoser, P., Demetriades, A., Négrel, P., Oorts, K., Matschullat, J., Caritat, P. de, and The GEMAS Project Team, 2018. GEMAS: Establishing geochemical background and threshold for 53 chemical elements in European agricultural soil. Applied Geochemistry, 88, 302-318. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2017.01.021.

Caritat, P. de, Reimann, C., Smith,D.B., Wang, X., 2018. Chemical elements in the environment: Multi-element geochemical datasets from continental- to national-scale surveys on four continents. Applied Geochemistry, 89, 150-159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2017.11.010.

Matschullat, J., Reimann, C., Birke, M., Santos Carvalho, D. dos, the GEMAS Project Team, 2018. GEMAS: CNS concentrations and C/N ratios in European agricultural soil. Science of the Total Environment, 627, 975-984. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.01.214.

Rezza C., Albanese S., Ayuso R., Lima A., Sorvari J. and De Vivo B., 2018. Geochemical and Pb isotopic characterization of soil, groundwater, human hair, and corn samples from the Domizio Flegreo and Agro Aversano area (Campania region, Italy). Sp. Issue (Bech J. et al., Eds), J. Geochem. Explor.,184 (Part B), 318-332. Doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2017.01.007

Minolfi G., Albanese S., Lima A., Buccianti A., Fortelli A., De Vivo B., 2018. A regional approach to the environmental risk assessment - Human health risk assessment case study in the Campania region. Sp. Issue (Bech J. et al., Eds). J. Geochem. Explor., 184 (Part B), 400-416. Doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2016.12.010

Albanese S., Cicchella D., Lima A. and De Vivo B., 2018. Geochemical mapping of urban areas. In: “Environmental Geochemistry - Site Characterization, Data Analysis and Case Histories”, De Vivo B., Belkin H. E & Lima A, Eds, Elsevier, Chapt. 8, 133-151

De Vivo B. and Lima A., 2018. The Bagnoli-Napoli brownfield site in Italy: before and after the remediation. In: “Environmental Geochemistry - Site Characterization, Data Analysis and Case Histories”, De Vivo B., Belkin H. E & Lima A, Eds, Elsevier, Chapt. 15, 389-416

Qu C, Doherty A. L., Xing X., Sun W., Albanese S., Lima A., Qi S. and De Vivo B., 2018. Polyurethane foam-based passive air samplersin monitoring persistent organic pollutants: Theory and application. In: “Environmental Geochemistry - Site Characterization, Data Analysis and Case Histories”, De Vivo B., Belkin H. E & Lima A, Eds, Elsevier, Chapt. 20, 521-542

Thiombane M., Zuzolo D., Cavaliere M., Cicchella D., Albanese S., Lima A. and De Vivo B., 2018. Soil geochemical follow-up in the Cilento World Heritage Park) (Campania, Italy) through exploratory compositional data analysis and C-A fractal model.Sp. Issue (Agteberg F. & Cheng Q.), J. Geochem Explor., 189, 85-99.Doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2017.06.010

Buccianti A., Lima A., Albanese S. and De Vivo B., 2018. Measuring the change under Compositional Data Analysis (CoDA): insight on geochemical system dynamics. Sp. Issue (Agteberg F. & Cheng Q.), J. Geochem Explor., 189, 100-108.Doi:10.1016/j.gexplo.2015.10.006

Petrik A., Albanese S., Lima A. and De Vivo B., 2018. The spatial pattern of beryllium and its possible origin using compositional data analysis on a high-density topsoil data set from the Campania Region (Italy). Appl. Geochem., 91, 162-173

Zuzolo D., Cicchella D., Albanese S., Lima A., Zuo R. and De Vivo B., 2018. Exploring uni-element geochemical data under a compositional perspective. Applied Geochem. (Special Issue (Reimann et al, Eds), 91, 174-184

Qu C., Albanese S., Lima A., Wang M., Sacchi M., Molisso F. and De Vivo B., 2018. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the sediments of the Gulfs of Naples and Salerno, Southern Italy: status, sources and ecological risk. Ecotoxicology & Environmental Safety, 161, 156-163. Doi: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2018.05.077.

Petrik A., Thiombane M., Albanese S., Lima A. and De Vivo B., 2018. Source patterns of Zn, Pb, Cr and Ni potentially toxic elements (PTEs) through a compositional discrimination analysis: A case study on the Campanian topsoil data. Geoderma, 331, 87-99. Doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.06.019

Zuzolo D., Cicchella D., Doherty A. L., Albanese S., Lima A. and De Vivo B., 2018. The distribution of precious metals (Au, Ag, Pt, and Pd) in the soils of the Campania Region (Italy). J. Geochem. Explor., 19, 33-44. Doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2018.03.009.

Petrik A., Albanese S., Lima A., Jordan G., Rolandi R. and De Vivo B., 2018. Spatial pattern analysis of Ni and its concentrations in topsoils in the Campania region (Italy). J. Geochem. Explor., XX, XX-XX, Special Issue (De Vivo et al.). Doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2017.09.009

Petrik A., Albanese S., Lima A., Jordan G., Rolandi R., Rezza C. and De Vivo B., 2018. Spatial pattern recognition of arsenic in topsoil using high-density regional data. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis (GEEA), XX, XX-XX. Doi: 10.1144/geochem2017-060. On Line Publ.

Minolfi G., Petrik A., Albanese S., Lima A., Cannatelli C., Rezza C. and De Vivo B., 2018. The distribution of Pb, Cu and Zn in topsoil of the Campanian Region, Italy. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis (GEEA), XX, XX-XX. Doi: 10.1144/geochem2017-074.

Rezza C., Petrik A., Albanese S., Lima A., Minolfi G. and De Vivo B., 2018. Molybdenum, Sn and W patterns in topsoils of the Campania Region, Italy. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis (GEEA), XX, XX-XX. Doi: 10.1144/geochem2017-061.

Thiombane M., Albanese S., Di Bonito M., Lima A., Rolandi R., Qi S. and De Vivo B., 2018. Sources, patterns and characterisation of Polycyclic Aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in urban and rural areas of Southern Italy. Env. Geochem. & Health, xx, xx-xx. Doi:10.1007/s10653-018-0147-3

Thiombane M., Petrik A., Di Bonito M., Albanese S., Zuzolo D., Cicchella D., Lima A., Qu C., Qi S. and De Vivo B., 2018. Status, sources and contamination levels of organochlorine pesticides residues in urban and agricultural areas: A preliminary review in central-southern Italian soils. Env. Sci. & Pollut. Res., XX, XX-XX. Doi: 10.1007/s11356-018-2688-5

De Vivo B., Ni P. and Cicchella D., 2018. Editorial for JGE Special Issue: Regional exploration and environmental geochemistry in Italy and China. Sp. Issue (De Vivo et al., Eds). J. Geochem. Explor., XX, XX-XX. Doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2018.07.004

Petrik A., Thiombane M., Lima A., Albanese S., Buscher T. J. and De Vivo B., 2018. Soil Contamination Compositional Index: a new approach to quantify contamination demonstrated by assessing compositional source patterns of potentially toxic elements in the Campania Region (Italy). Appl. Geochem., XX, XX-XX. Doi: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2018.07.014

Cicchella D., Zuzolo D., Albanese S., Dinelli E., Lima A., Valera P. and De Vivo B., 2018. Geochemical atlas of agricultural and grazing land soil of Italy (The GEMAS project in Italy). ARACNE Editrice s.r.l. Roma. ISBN 978-88-255-1640-1, 356 pag.

De Vivo B., Belkin H. E. and Lima A. (Eds), 2018. Environmental Geochemistry. Site Characterization, Data Analysis and Case Histories. Elsevier (Netherlands), ISBN: 978-0-444-63763-5, Second Edition, 623 pp.

November 11, 2012. AAG Regional Councillor Report for Southern Europe: Benedetto De Vivo, AAG Regional Councillor (bdevivo@unina.it)

The EuroGeoSurveys Geochemistry Expert Group (which has succeeded the FOREGS Geochemistry Working Group) is very active in continental-scale applied geochemical projects. Since, the publication of the FOREGS Geochemical Atlas of Europe (http://weppi.gtk.fi/publ/foregsatlas/) the group has completed two projects concerned with (a) , European ground water geochemistry using bottled mineral water as the sampling medium, and (b) the publication of a book on urban geochemistry. This work can be found in the following publications:

1)            Reimann C. and Birke M., Eds + 79 others, 2010. Geochemistry of European Bottled Water. Borntraeger Science Publishers, Stuttgart. 268 pp. URL: http://www.schweizerbart.de/publications/detail/isbn/9783443010676/Geochemistry-of-European-Bottled-Water;

2)            Birke M., Demetriades A. & De Vivo B. (Guest Editors), 2010. Mineral Waters of Europe. Special Issue, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 107(3), 217-422. This r volume includes 15 contributions from national teams of Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia (2), Hellas (2), Slovakia, Hungary, Italy (2), Fennoscandia, Germany (2), Portugal and Estonia;

3)            Johnson, C.C., Demetriades, A., Locutura, J. & Ottesen, R.T. (Editors), 2011.  Mapping the Chemical Environment of Urban Areas.  Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 616 pp.  Avalaible online at: http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470747242,descCd-description.html),

In Europe, two large projects are presently being carried out (i) the Geochemistry of European Agricultural and Grazing Land Soil (GEMAS – URL:http://gemas.geolba.ac.at/) and (ii) Urban Geochemistry (URGE). The first will be completed in 2013, and the second in 2014.

Activities of the GEMAS and URGE Project Teams for 2013-14 include publication of (ι) a European Atlas on the geochemistry of agricultural and grazing land soil, reporting data elaboration and geochemical maps for  68 determinands, covering almost the entire European territory until the Urals, and (ιι) case studies on urban geochemical mapping projects carried out in 10-12 European cities using a common sampling, sample preparation and analytical protocols.

Results of both GEMAS and URGE projects will be presented in a Session organised at the Goldschmidt Conference in 2013 in Florence. A selection of papers presented in this Session will be published in a Special Issue of Journal of Geochemical Exploration.

A significant contribution to European regional geochemistry in 2012 is the publication of the regional soil geochemical atlas of Spain (URL:http://www.igme.es/INTERNET/actividadesIGME/lineas/CartoGeo/geoquimica/geoquimicaIng.htm). About 40,000 soil samples were collected and analysed for 63 elements.

Another significant contribution to European urban geochemistry in 2012 is the completion of the surface soil geochemical project in Dublin in Ireland (URL: http://www.gsi.ie/surge).

Publications by EuroGeoSurveys Geochemistry Expert Group members on different aspects of European ground water geochemistry, and the GEMAS project:

Birke M., Reimann C., Rauch U., Demetriades A., De Vivo B., Klos V., Gosar M., Ladenberger A. and the GEMAS Project team. Cadmium distribution in cropland and pasture soils of Europe. GEMAS Volume (in press).

de Caritat P., Reimann C., NGSA Project Team and GEMAS Project Team, 2012.  Comparing results from two continental geochemical surveys to world soil composition and deriving Predicted Empirical Global Soil (PEGS2) reference values.  Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 319-320, 269-276.

Cicchella D., Lima A., Birke M., Demetriades A., Yao W., Xie X. and De Vivo B., 2012. Mapping geochemical patterns distribution at large scale using composite samples to reduce the analytical costs. J. Geochem. Explor., Doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2012.08.012.

Cicchella D., Albanese S., Birke M., Demetriades D., De Vivo B., De Vos W., Dinelli E., Lima A., J. O’Connor P. J., Salpeteur J., Tarvainen T. and GEMAS Project Team, 2012. Uranium, thorium and potassium concentrations in agricultural and grazing land soils of Europe. J. Geochem. Explor. (in press).

Cicchella D., Albanese S., Birke M., Demetriades A., De Vivo B., De Vos W., Dinelli E., Lima A.,  O’Connor P. J., Salpeteur I., Tarvainen T.  and the GEMAS Project Team. Distribution of radioelements in European agricultural soils. GEMAS Volume (in press).

Demetriades A., Reimann C., Birke M. and the EGG Team, 2012.  The geochemical atlas of European ground water with Emphasis on Hellas.  Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece (submitted) in press.

Demetriades A., Reimann C,  Birke M. and The Eurogeosurveys Geochemistry EGG Team, 2012.  European Ground Water Geochemistry Using Bottled Water as a Sampling Medium.  Chapter 10, In:  F. F. Quercia and D. Vidojevic (Editors), Clean Soil and Safe Water.  NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C:  Environmental Security.  Springer, Dordrecht, 115-139.

Dinelli E., Lima A., Albanese S., Birke M., Cicchella D., Giaccio L., Valera P. and De Vivo B., 2012. Comparative study between bottled mineral and tap water in Italy. J. Geochem. Explor., 112, 368-389. Doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2011.11.002.

Dinelli E., Lima A., Albanese S., Birke M., Cicchella D., Giaccio L., Valera P. and De Vivo B., 2012. Major and trace elements in tap water from Italy. J. Geochem. Explor., 112, 54-75. Doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2011.07.009.

Dinelli E., Reimann C., Birke M., Demetriades A., De Vivo B., De Vos W., Flight D., Albanese S., Cicchella D., Lima A., Valera P. and GEMAS Project Team, 2012. Aqua Regia extraction of chemical elements in agricultural soils in the European GEMAS project, compared to XRF total content. Applied Geochem. (submitted)

Disla J.M.S., Janik L., McLaughlin M.J., Forrester S., Kirby J., Reimann C. and GEMAS Project Team, 2012.  The use of mid-infrared spectroscopy for the prediction of the concentration of chemical elements extracted by aqua regia.  Geoderma (in press).

Petrosino P., Sadeghi M., Albanese S., Andersson M., Lima A. and De Vivo B., 2012. The REE content in solid media and stream waters from different geological contexts: comparison between Italy and Sweden. J. Geochem. Explor. (REE Special Issue; Foley et al, eds) (in press)

Petrović T., Mandić M.Z., Veljković N., Papić P. and Stojković J., 2012.  Geochemistry of Bottled Waters of Serbia.  Chapter 19, In:  F.F. Quercia and D. Vidojevic (Editors), Clean Soil and Safe Water.  NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C:  Environmental Security.  Springer, Dordrecht, 247-266.

Reimann C., de Caritat P., GEMAS Project Team and NGSA Project team, 2012.  New soil compositional data for Europe and Australia:  Demonstrating comparability, identifying continental-scale processes and learning lessons for global geochemical mapping.  Science of The Total Environment 416, 239-252.

Reimann C., Flem B., Fabian K., Birke M., Ladenberger A., Negrel P., Demetriades A., Hoogewerff J. and The GEMAS Project Team, 2012.  Lead and lead isotopes in agricultural soils of Europe – The continental perspective.  Applied Geochemistry, 27(3), 532-542.

Reimann C., Filzmoser P., Fabian K., Hron K., Birke M., Demetriades A., Dinelli E., Ladenberger A. and The GEMAS Project Team, 2012.  The concept of compositional data analysis in practice - Total major element concentrations in agricultural and grazing land soils of Europe.  Science of The Total Environment, 426, 196-210.

Reimann C., Birke M. and Filzmoser P., 2012.  Temperature-dependent leaching of chemical elements from mineral water bottle materials.  Applied Geochemistry, in press.

Reimann C., Demetriades A., Eggen O. A., Filzmoser P. and the EuroGeoSurveys Geochemistry Expert Group (Albanese S., Aandersson M., Arnoldussen A., Batista M. J., Bel-Lan A., Birke M., Cicchella D., De Vivo B., De Vos W., Dinelli E., Duris M., Dusza A., Eklund M., Ernstsen V., Flight D., Fugedi U., Gallagher V., Gilucis A., Gosar M., Gregorauskiene V., Gulan A., Hayoz P., Halamic J., Haslinger E., Hoffmann R., Hratovich H., Husnjak S., Jordan G., Kisivilla J., Klos V., Kuti L., Kwecko P., Lax K., Lima A., Locutura J., Mackovych D., Malyuk B. I., Maquil R., Mcdonnel P., Meuli R. G., Miosic N., Ni Mhairtin F., Mol G., O’Connor P., Ottesen R. T., Pasieczna A., Petersell W., Pramuka S., Prazeres C., Reitner H., Salpeteur I., Samardzic N., Schedl A., Scheib A., Sefcik P., Skopljak F., Slaninka I., Sorsa A., Stafilov T., Strutt M., Tarvainen T., Trendavilov V., Utermann J., Valera P., Vidojevic D., Volden T., Zomeini Z.), 2011. The EuroGeoSurveys geochemical mapping of agricultural and grazing land soils project (GEMAS). Evaluation of quality control results of total C and S, total organic carbon (TOC), cation exchange capacity (CEC), XRF, pH, and particle size distribution (PSD) analysis. NGU Report 2011.043. ISNN 0800-3416. Geological Survey of Norway, 90 pp.

Sadeghi M., Petrosino P., Ladengberger A., Albanese S., Andersson M., Morris G., Lima A., De Vivo B.  and  GEMAS Project Team, 2012. Ce, La and Y concentrations in agricultural and grazing-land soils of Europe. J. Geochem. Explor. (REE Special Issue; Foley et al, eds) (in press).

Wcislo E., Korcz M., Dlugosz and Demetriades, A., 2012. Risk-based approach to contaminated land and groundwater assessment:  Two case studies.  Chapter 5, In:  F.F. Quercia and D. Vidojevic (Editors), Clean Soil and Safe Water.  NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C:  Environmental Security.  Springer, Dordrecht, 51-64.

 

SEPT 6, 2010, Benedetto De Vivo, AAG Regional Councillor for Southern Europe (bdevivo@unina.it)

The EuroGeoSurveys Geochemistry Expert Group, which has succeeded the FOREGS Geochemistry Group, is presently carrying out two large projects, the Geochemistry of European Agricultural and Grazing Land Soil (GEMAS) and Urban Geochemistry (URGE) that will keep the group busy for the next 3-year period, and has just completed a project on European groundwater geochemistry using bottled water. The results of this project have been published in an Atlas (Reimann C and Birke, Eds + 79 others, 2010. Geochemistry of European Bottled Water. Borntraeger Science Publishers. Stuttgart. ISBN 978-3-443-01067-6, 268 pp. URL: http://www.schweizerbart.de/publications/detail/isbn/9783443010676/Geochemistry-of-European-Bottled-Water), and country interpretations are in the processed of being published in a Special Issue of the Journal of Geochemical Exploration (Mineral waters of Europe, Birke M., Demetrides A. and De Vivo B., Eds). The latter volume will include 15 contributions from national teams of Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia (2), Greece (2), Slovakia, Hungary, Italy (2), Fennoscandia, Germany (2), Portugal and Estonia.

At present the Group is setting up its own website that will introduce the projects and activities to the broader public.

Other activities of the EuroGeoSurveys Geochemistry Expert Group for the period 2010-2013, include (a) publication of a book on urban geochemistry studies in early 2011 (Johnson et al., Mapping the Chemical Environment of Urban Areas – Wiley), (b) data elaboration and publication of GEMAS project results, and (c) publication of new results of the Geochemical Atlas of Europe project. It is noted, because of industry restrictions, the GEMAS Atlas will be published in 2013.

The URGE project is carried out by a sub-group of the Geochemistry Expert Group led by Rolf Tore Ottesen of NGU. The aim of the URGE project is to carry out urban geochemical mapping of 10-12 European cities using a common sampling and analytical protocol, so that results are directly comparable across the continent. We expect that sampling can be carried out during 2011 and all analytical results are in available in 2012, which would result in “final reporting” around the end of 2012 or beginning of 2013.