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Air Pollution, Global Change and Forests in the New Millenium : Volume 3 - J. Pikkarainen

Air Pollution, Global Change and Forests in the New Millenium

Volume 3

Hardcover Published: 18th December 2003
ISBN: 9780080443171
Number Of Pages: 492

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The chapters in this book present a snapshot of the state of knowledge of air pollution effects at the beginning of the 21st century. From their different disciplines, a distinguished collection of authors document their understanding of how leaves, trees, and forests respond to air pollutants and climate change. Scenarios of global change and air pollution are described. The authors describe responses of forests to climate variability, tropospheric ozone, rising atmospheric CO2, the combination of CO2 and ozone, and deposition of acidic compounds and heavy metals. The responses to ozone receive particular attention because of increasing concern about its damaging effects and increasing concentrations in rural areas. Scaling issues are addressed - from leaves to trees, from juvenile trees to mature trees, from short-term responses to long-term responses, and from small-scale experiments and observations to large-scale forest ecosystems.

This book is one major product of a conference sponsored by the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, the USDA Forest Service Global Change Northern Stations Program, the Arthur Ross Foundation, NCASI, the Canadian Forest Service, and Michigan Technological University. The conference, held in May 2000 in Houghton, Michigan, USA, was appropriately titled "Air Pollution, Global Change, and Forests in the New Millennium." The Editors, David Karnosky, Kevin Percy, Art Chappelka, Caroline Simpson, and Janet Pikkarainen organized the conference and edited this book.

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D. Goldblum ...the chapters are clearly written and well illustrated. ...For those with prior knowledge of the topic, this book is a valuable addition to the field. ...Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above. CHOICE The book provides a useful summary of our knowledge about the impacts of air pollution and climate change on forest ecosystems and gives a good overview of the experimental state of the art at the beginning of the "new millennium". Environmental Science and Policy, 2005

Introduction to the Book Series
List of Contributors
Foreword and Acknowledgements
Issues, Challenges and Risks
Air pollution and global change: A double challenge to forest ecosystems
What is the role of demographic factors in air pollution and forests?
Changing atmospheric carbon dioxide: A threat or benefit?
Tropopsheric ozone: A continuing threat to global forests?
Tropospheric Ozone
Regional scale risk assessment of ozone and forests
Limitations and perspectives about scaling ozone impacts in trees
Simulating the growth response of aspen to elevated ozone
A mechanistic approach from leaf-level photosynthesis to complex architecture
Ozone affects the fitness of trembling aspen
Responses of Aleppo pine to O 3
Ozone affects Scots pine phenology and growth
Ozone affects leaf surface-pest interactions
Ultrastructural response of a Mediterranean shrub species to O 3
Ozone injury symptoms on vegetation in an alpine valley, North Italy
Acidic Deposition
Forest growth and critical air pollutant loads in Scandinavia
Norway spruce mortality and critical air pollutant loads
Beech foliar chemical composition: A bioindicator of air pollution stress
Atmospheric contamination of a wilderness park near a smelter in northern Michigan
Mycorrhizal community structure of Scots pine trees exposed to acidic deposition
Interaction of Air Pollutants and Climate Change
Responses of forests in the northern U.S. to air pollution and climate change
An intensive monitoring study of air pollution stress in a beech forest in Spain
Effects of elevated carbon dioxide and acidic rain on the growth of Holm oak
Effects of elevated CO2 and O3 on aspen clones of varying O3 sensitivity: Can CO2 ameliorate the harmful effects of O 3 ?
Growth responses of aspen clones to elevated carbon dioxide and ozone
Conclusions and Research Needs
State of science and gaps in our knowledge in relation to air pollution
Air pollution and global change impacts on forest ecosystems: Monitoring and research needs
Author Index
Subject Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780080443171
ISBN-10: 0080443176
Series: Developments in Environmental Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 492
Published: 18th December 2003
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 14.9  x 2.44
Weight (kg): 0.86

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