Effects of Atmospheric Pollutants on Forests, Wetlands and Agricultural Ecosystems

  • T. C. Hutchinson
  • K. M. Meema
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVII
  2. Geographical Overviews of Forest Decline

    1. B. Prinz, G. H. M. Krause, K.-D. Jung
      Pages 1-24
    2. W. O. Binns, D. B. Redfern, K. Rennolls
      Pages 69-81
    3. D. L. McLaughlin, S. N. Linzon, D. E. Dimma, W. D. McIlveen
      Pages 101-116
  3. Responses of Plants to Acidic Deposition

  4. Other Stresses Involved in Forest Decline

  5. Dendrochronological Studies

  6. Soil Acidification and Possible Toxicity

  7. Bryophyte and Lichen Studies

  8. Agricultural Responses

  9. Wetlands

  10. Ecosystems as a Source of Sulphur Emissions

    1. B. Haines, M. Black, J. Fail Jr., L. McHargue, G. Howell
      Pages 599-610
  11. Cause/Effect Relations for Plant Damage

  12. Meeting Summaries — Group Reports

    1. P. Manion, A. Johnson, W. O. Binns, E. Bondietti, J. B. Bucher, E. R. Cook et al.
      Pages 619-623
    2. N. van Breemen, N. Foster, G. Abrahamsen, D. W. Johnson, I. Morrison, L. Robitaille et al.
      Pages 625-626
    3. T. A. Mansfield, L. S. Evans, V. S. Berg, E. J. Pell, D. M. Reid, D. S. Shriner et al.
      Pages 627-630
    4. E. Gorham, J. A. Lee, J. Anderson, S. E. Bayley, R. S. Clymo, M. Havas et al.
      Pages 631-636
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 637-653

About these proceedings


T. C. Hutchinson The NATO Advanced Research Workshop detailed in this volume was held in Toronto, Canada, in 1985. The purpose of the Workshop was to provide a "state of the art" report on our knowledge of the sensitivities and responses of forests, wetlands and crops to airborne pollutants. Approximately 40 scientific experts from nine countries participated. Most participants were actively involved in research concerning the effects of air pollutants on natural or agro-ecosystems. These pollutants included acidic deposition, heavy metal particulates, sulphur dioxide, ozone, nitrogen oxides, acid fogs and mixtures of these. Also invited were experts on various types of ecosystem stresses, physiologi­ cal mechanisms pertinent to acid deposition, and other areas that were felt by the director to be of direct relevance, including: effects of ethylene on vegetation, the physiology of drought in trees, the nature and role of plant cuticles as barriers to acid rain penetration, the use of dendrochronological techniques in reconstructing the time of onset and the subsequent progression of growth declines, the ability of soils to naturally generate acidity, the role of Sphagnum moss in natural peat land acidity, the use of lichens as indicators of changing air quality, and the magnitude of natural emissions of reduced sulphur gases from tropical rainforests and temperate deciduous forests. The Workshop included a series of invited presentations and subsequent group discussions. These presentations were designed to allow syntheses of our present knowledge as well as detailed questioning and discussion.


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Editors and affiliations

  • T. C. Hutchinson
    • 1
  • K. M. Meema
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Environmental StudiesUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-70876-3
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