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Environmental UV Radiation: Impact on Ecosystems and Human Health and Predictive Models

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Environmental UV Radiation: Impact on Ecosystems and Human Health and Predictive Models Pisa, Italy June 2001

  • Francesco Ghetti
  • Giovanni Checcucci
  • Janet F. Bornman

Part of the Nato Science Series: IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences book series (NAIV, volume 57)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. David H. Sliney, Erin Chaney
    Pages 5-23
  3. Harald K. Seidlitz, Andreas Krins
    Pages 25-38
  4. G. Horneck, P. Rettberg, R. Facius, K. Scherer
    Pages 51-69
  5. Francesco Ghetti, Costanza Bagnoli, Giovanni Checcucci
    Pages 85-93
  6. Donat -P. HäDer, Michael Lebert
    Pages 95-108
  7. Cosmin Sicora, AndráS Szilárd, László Sass, Enikő Turcsányi, Zoltán Máté, Imre Vass
    Pages 121-135
  8. Salvador Nogués, Damian J. Allen, Neil R. Baker
    Pages 137-146
  9. Donat -P. Häder
    Pages 179-191
  10. Roberto Marangoni, Fabio Marroni, Francesco Ghetti, Domenico Gioffré, Giuliano Colomebtti
    Pages 231-248
  11. Frank R. De Gruijl
    Pages 249-258
  12. David H. Sliney
    Pages 259-278
  13. Pages 279-288

About these proceedings

Introduction

This volume originates from the NATO Advanced Study Institute Environmental UV Radiation: Impact on Ecosystems and Human Health and Predictive Models, held in Pisa, Italy in June 2001. The Institute was sponsored and mainly funded by the NATO Scientific Affairs Division, whose constant contribution in favour of the cooperation among scientists from different countries must be acknowledged. Other Institutions substantially contributed to the success of the ASI and our thanks and appreciation go to the Italian National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche), the Italian Space Agency (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana), the European Society for Photobiology and the bank Banca Toscana. In the last two decades of the past century, concern has been growing for the possible effects on the biosphere of the stratospheric ozone depletion, due to anthropogenic emissions of ozone-destroying chemicals. The ozone loss causes an increase in the biologically important part of the solar ultraviolet radiation (UV) reaching the Earth’s surface, which constitutes a threat to the biosphere, because of UV damaging effects on humans, animals and plants. The international agreements have reduced the production of ozo- destroying compounds, which, however, are still present in high concentrations in the stratosphere, mainly because of their longevity, and thus ozone depletion will likely continue for several decades.

Keywords

bacteria ecosystem ecosystems environment human health

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesco Ghetti
    • 1
  • Giovanni Checcucci
    • 1
  • Janet F. Bornman
    • 2
  1. 1.CNR Istituto di BiofisicaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Research Centre FlakkebjergDanish Institute of Agricultural SciencesSlagelseDenmark

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