Genetic Effects of Air Pollutants in Forest Tree Populations

Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the IUFRO Working Parties Genetic Aspects of Air Pollution Population and Ecological Genetics Biochemical Genetics held in Großhansdorf, August 3–7, 1987

  • Florian Scholz
  • Hans-Rolf Gregorius
  • Dag Rudin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Methods of sampling and genetic analysis

  3. Variation in response to pollutants

  4. Selection effects of pollutants

  5. Preservation of genetic resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. M. Ziehe, H.-R. Gregorius, H. Glock, H. H. Hattemer, S. Herzog
      Pages 173-185
    3. D. F. Karnosky, F. Scholz, Th. Geburek, D. Rudin
      Pages 199-201

About these proceedings


Air pollutants provide environmental conditions that drastically differ in many respects from those to which forest trees are naturally adapted. Leading experts in the field here consider these questions of immediate relevance arising from the changing environment: (1) Do air pollutants introduce effects of selection that differ from those known for populations that are not subject to such stress conditions? (2) If air pollutants introduce quantitatively or even qualitatively novel selective effects, which consequences might arise from the adaptation of forest tree populations to the present conditions as well as for the preservation of adaptability to future conditions? In addition to these questions, concepts for preservation of genetic resources are discussed.


adaptation environment forest pollutants stress conditions tree

Editors and affiliations

  • Florian Scholz
    • 1
  • Hans-Rolf Gregorius
    • 2
  • Dag Rudin
    • 3
  1. 1.Bundesforschungsanstalt für Forst- und HolzwirtschaftInstitut für Forstgenetik und ForstpflanzenzüchtungGroßhansdorf 2Germany
  2. 2.Abt. für Forstgenetik und ForstpflanzenzüchtungGeorg-August Universität GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  3. 3.Department of Forest Genetics and Plant PhysiologyUmeåSweden

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-74550-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74548-5
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