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Trace and ultratrace elements are inorganic chemicals that include both essential and nonessential substances found in small quantities in the environment. New analytical techniques have enhanced our understanding of the behavior of these elements in the biogeochemical cycling, chemical speciation, bioavailability, bioaccumulation, and as applied to the phytoremediation of contaminated soils. Trace Elements in the Environment explores these frontiers, including biotechnological aspects of metal-binding proteins and peptides and phytoremediation strategies using trees, grasses, crop plants, aquatics, and risks to ecological and human health.