This is the first book aimed at developing a common language among scientists working in the field of Phytoremediation. Authors of the main chapters are leading scientists in this field: some of them were among the first to have suggested the use of hyperaccumulator plants for extraction of metals from soils. Members of an EU funded research project on the feasibility of phytoextraction of metals (PHYTOREM project) from contaminated soils were also among the lecturers. Manuscripts based on the lectures presented at the ASI were revised to take into account ASI participants' comments and suggestions, and went through a round of peer review and editing. Discussion summaries and practical recommendations, emanating from the working group and round table discussions, are provided in separate chapters at the end of the book.
List of Authors. Preface.- 1. Why remediate.- 2. Hyperaccumulation of trace elements by plants.- 3. Plant accumulation capacity for potentially toxic element.- 4. Genetically modified plants with improved properties for phytoremediation purposes.- 5. Phytostabilisation of metal-contaminated sites.- 6. Phytomanagement of radioactively contaminated sites.- 7. Phytoremediation of industrially-contaminated sites using trees.- 8. Factors limiting efficiency of phytoextraction at multi-metal contaminated sites.- 9. Litavka river alluvium as a model area heavily polluted with potentially risk elements.- 10. Plant uptake of radiocaesium ? potential for remediate radiopolluted soils.- 11. Study of Cd Accumulation by Thlaspi Caerulescens underpresence of glucuronic acid containing exopolysaccharides.- 12. Sunflower growth and tolerance to arsenic is increased by the rhizospheric bacteria Pseudomonas fluorescens.- 13. Natural zeolites effect on heavy metals immobilization in soil.- 14. The arsenic-phytoremediation potential of genetically modified pseudomonas spp.- 15. Round table discussion: Sustainable Management of Natural Plant Resources for Phytoremediation.- 16. Working group discussion: The Efficiency and Viability of Phytoremediation.- Thematic Index.