Air Pollution Effects on Biodiversity

  • Jerry R. Barker
  • David T. Tingey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jerry R. Barker, David T. Tingey
      Pages 3-9
    3. Peter S. White, Jeffrey C. Nekola
      Pages 10-27
  3. Overview of Air Pollution Exposure and Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Robert C. Musselman, Douglas G. Fox, Charles G. Shaw III, William H. Moir
      Pages 52-71
    3. Jenny Wolfenden, Philip A. Wookey, Peter W. Lucas, Terry A. Mansfield
      Pages 72-92
    4. Jeremy J. Colls, Michael H. Unsworth
      Pages 93-108
  4. Consequences of Air Pollution Exposure on Biodiversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. George E. Taylor Jr., Louis F. Pitelka
      Pages 111-130
    3. Thomas V. Armentano, James P. Bennett
      Pages 159-176
    4. James R. Newman, R. Kent Schreiber, E. Novakova
      Pages 177-233
    5. William H. Smith
      Pages 234-260
  5. Policy Issues and Research Needs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Robert McKelvey, Sandra Henderson
      Pages 280-292
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 309-322

About this book


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.


atmospheric pollution biodiversity ecosystem environment transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Jerry R. Barker
    • 1
  • David T. Tingey
    • 2
  1. 1.U.S. EPA Environmental Research LaboratoryManTech Environmental Technology, Inc.CorvallisUSA
  2. 2.Environmental Research LaboratoryU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyCorvallisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6570-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3538-6
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