Air Pollution and Forests

Interactions Between Air Contaminants and Forest Ecosystems

  • William H. Smith

Part of the Springer Series on Environmental Management book series (SSEM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. William H. Smith
      Pages 1-8
  3. Forests Function as Sources and Sinks for Air Contaminants-Class I Interactions

  4. Forests are Influenced by Air Contaminants in a Subtle Manner — Class II Interactions

  5. Forest Ecosystems are Influenced by Air Contaminants in a Dramatic Manner—Class III Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. William H. Smith
      Pages 348-360
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 361-381

About this book


This series is dedicated to serving the growing community of scholars and practitioners concerned with the principles and applications of environmental management. Each volume will be a thorough treatment of a specific topic of importance for proper management practices. A fundamental objective of these books is to help the reader discern and implement man's stewardship of our environment and the world's renewable resources. For we must strive to under­ stand the relationship between man and nature, act to bring harmony to it, and nurture an environment that is both stable and productive. These objectives have often eluded us because the pursuit of other individual and societal goals has diverted us from a course of living in balance with the environment. At times, therefore, the environmental manager may have to exert restrictive control, which is usually best applied to man, not nature. Attempts to alter or harness nature have often failed or backfired, as exemplified by the results of imprudent use of herbicides, fertilizers, water, and other agents. Each book in this series will shed light on the fundamental and applied aspects of environmental management. It is hoped that each will help solve a practical and serious environmental problem.


Air Forstökologie Luftreinhaltung Pollution biomass cyclin ecosystem environment environmental management metabolism microorganism nitrogen nutrient cycling seedlings vegetation

Authors and affiliations

  • William H. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Greeley Memorial LaboratorySchool of Forestry and Environmental Studies Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-0106-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-0104-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6161
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