, Volume 42, Issue 4, pp 363–371

Effects of acid deposition on crops and forests

  • J. N. B. Bell
The Ecological Effects of Acid Deposition Part I

DOI: 10.1007/BF02118617

Cite this article as:
Bell, J.N.B. Experientia (1986) 42: 363. doi:10.1007/BF02118617


Acid deposition includes the gases, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, and their derivative acids which are dissolved in various forms of precipitation. The effects of both dry and wet deposition on crops and forests are reviewed, including interactions between these two categories of pollutant. Particular emphasis is given to the current forest decline in central Europe, including the possible role of ozone.

Key words

Acid deposition crops forests 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. N. B. Bell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pure and Applied BiologyImperial College at Silwood ParkAscotUK

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