Forest Growth Responses to the Pollution Climate of the 21st Century

Forest Growth Responses to the Pollution Climate of the 21st Century

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This Special Issue of Water, Air and Soil Pollution offers contributions from the th 18 IUFRO workshop on Air Pollution Stress, Forest Responses to the Pollution st Climate of the 21 Century held in Edinburgh, Scotland, from September 21 to 23,1998. The meeting was held under the auspices of IUFRO, Research Group 7.04.00 chaired by Dr Kevin Percy of Canada. A new session structure was adopted to stimulate activity within the six working parties and a brief resume of these is presented at the front of this volume. The two, one-day plenary sessions were devoted to the two important air pollution issues, nitrogen deposition and ozone. Invited papers were augmented by a large and excellent contribution of poster papers. The final day comprised parallel Working Party Sessions with pre- arranged speakers to stimulate discussions. One hundred and thirty one scientists attended, representing 20 countries and 7 IUFRO regions: Northern Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Mediterranean, North America, Asia and the Western Pacific. Lucy Sheppard David Fowler Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 116: 1, 1999.
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  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 25.4mm | 884g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Reprinted from WATER, AIR, & SOIL POLLUTION, 116:1-2, 1999
  • VI, 448 p.
  • 0792359917
  • 9780792359913

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. The Global Exposure of Forests to Air Pollutants; D. Fowler, et al. Overview of Recent Growth Trends in European Forests; H. Spiecker. Consequences of N Deposition to Forest Ecosystems - Recent Results and Future Research Needs; H. Rennenberg, A. Gessler. The Impact of Nitrogen on Forest Soils and Feedbacks on Tree Growth; B.A. Emmett. Atmospheric Input to Danish Spruce Forests and Effects on Soil Acidification and Forest Growth Based on 12 Years Measurements; M.F. Hovmand, J. Bille-Hanssen. The Effect of N Decomposition of Nitrous Oxide and Nitric Oxide Emissions from Temperate Forest Soils; U. Skiba, et al. Nitrogen and Its Effect on Growth, Nutrient Status and Parasite Attacks in Beech and Norway Spruce; W. Fluckiger, S. Braun. Impacts of (NH4)2SO4 Deposition on Norway Spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) Roots; M. Carnol, et al. Fate of Nitrogen Compounds Deposited to Spruce (Picea abies Karst.) and Pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) Forests Located in Different Air Pollutant and Climatic Conditions; T. Staszewski, et al. Simulation of Increased Nitrogen Deposition to a Montane Forest Ecosystem: Partitioning of the Added 15N; P. Schleppi, et al. Some Effects of N on Ectomycorrhizal Diversity of Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) in Northeastern Germany; J. Woellecke, et al. Chemical Composition of Air, Soil and Vegetation in Forests of the Silesian Beskid Mountains, Poland; A. Bytnerowicz, et al. Forest Health in North America: Some Perspectives on Actual and Potential Roles of Climate and Air Pollution; S. McLaughlin, K. Percy. Ozone - A Risk Factor for Trees and Forests in Europe? R. Matyssek, J.L. Innes. Observation and Confirmation of Foliar Ozone Symptoms of Native Plant Species of Switzerland and Southern Spain; J.M.Skelly, et al. Deciduous Conifers: High N Deposition and O3 Exposure Effects on Growth and Biomass Allocation in Ponderosa Pine; N.E. Grulke, L. Balduman. Changes in Free-Radical Scavengers Describe the Susceptibilit of Pinus ponderosa to Ozone in Southern Californian Forests; M. Tausz, et al. Visible Ozone Injury on Forest Trees in Great Smoky Mountainsw National Park, USA; A. Chappelka, et al. Mature Black Cherry Used as a Bioindicator of Ozone Injury; A. Chappelka, et al. Foliar Symptoms and Growth Reduction of Ailanthus altissima Desf. in an Area with High Ozone and Acidic Deposition in Italy; E. Gravano, et al. The Relative Sensitivity of Different Mediterranean Plant Species to Ozone Exposure; R. Inclan, et al. Biochemical Processes in an Ecosystem: How Should They Be Measured? R.L. Heath. Environmental Limitations to O3 Uptake Some Key Results from Young Trees Growing at Elevated CO2 Concentrations; M.S.J. Broadmeadow, et al. Effects of Tropospheric O3 on Trembling Aspen and Interaction with CO2: Results from an O3-Gradient and a Face Experiment; D.F. Karnosky, et al. Responses of Young Trees (Five Species in a Chamber Exposure) to Near-Ambient Ozone Concentrations; M.S. Gunthardt-Goerg, et al. Pigment Concentrations and Ratios of Aleppo Pine Seedlings Exposed to Ozone; S. Manninen, et al. Passive Ozone Monitoring for Forest Health Assessment; R.M. Cox, J.W. Malcolm. Tropospheric Ozone in Alpine Forest Sites: Air Quality Monitoring and Statistical Data Analysis; G. Gerosa, et al. Short-Term Changes of Response Indicators of Ecosystem Status in Broadleaved Forests in Tuscany (Central Italy); M. Ferretti, et al. Growth of Mature Beech in Relation to Ozone and Nitrogen Deposition: An Epidemiol
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`One can't read this book without a pang of regret at not having been involved in the meeting that inspired it. ... The book is a must-read for anyone in the field who wants to stay abreast of the most recent work in forest ecosystem response to ozone, nitrogen, and acid deposition. It is an excellent resource for researchers who want to come up to speed on the current state of understanding. Abundant references to the literature provide a valuable asset for readers with specific areas of interest...'
Ecology, 81:9 (2000)
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