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Air Pollution Effects on Biodiversity - Jerry R. Baker

Air Pollution Effects on Biodiversity

By: Jerry R. Baker (Editor), David T. Tingey (Editor)

Hardcover Published: December 2009
ISBN: 9780442007485
Number Of Pages: 322

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Biodiversity is the delicate ecological balance within biological systems such as species and populations. Evidence suggests air pollution disrupts and impoverishes ecosysytems processes, and genetic and population diversity. Based on a symposium conducted by the EPA's Environmental Research Laboratory, this book pulls together current knowledge on the subject, assesses its relevance, and offers a framework for future research on the impact of air pollution on biodiversity through all levels of biological organization. This text is particularly timely due to acid rain and other toxic problems. The text also discusses the best available control technology, management practices, alternative chemicals, and legislative ways to reduce the impact of air pollution on biodiversity.

Contributors
Acknowledgments
Preface
Introductionp. 1
The Effects of Air Pollution on Biodiversity: A Synopsisp. 3
Biological Diversity in a Ecological Contextp. 10
Overview of Air Pollution Exposure and Effectsp. 29
Air Pollution Transport, Deposition, and Exposure to Ecosystemsp. 31
Monitoring Atmospheric Effects on Biological Diversityp. 52
Action of Pollutants Individually and in Combinationp. 72
Air Pollution Interactions with Natural Stressorsp. 93
Consequences of Air Pollution Exposure on Biodiversityp. 109
Genetic Diversity of Plant Populations and the Role of Air Pollutionp. 111
Air Pollution Effects on Plant Reproductive Processes and Possible Consequences to Their Population Biologyp. 131
Air Pollution Effects on the Diversity and Structure of Communitiesp. 159
Air Pollution Effects on Terrestrial and Aquatic Animalsp. 177
Air Pollution Effects on Ecosystem Processesp. 234
Policy Issues and Research Needsp. 261
Policy Framework Issues for Protecting Biological Diversityp. 263
The Science-Policy Interfacep. 280
Air Pollution Effects on Biodiversity: Research Needsp. 293
Indexp. 309
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ISBN: 9780442007485
ISBN-10: 0442007485
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 322
Published: December 2009
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.81