Air Pollutants and the Leaf Cuticle

  • Kevin E. Percy
  • J. Neil Cape
  • Richard Jagels
  • Caroline J. Simpson

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Reviews

  3. New Methods and Contributions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. C. E. Jeffree, J. Grace, S. P. Hoad
      Pages 183-193
    3. Jeremy Barnes, Nigel Paul, Kevin Percy, Pam Broadbent, Chris McLaughlin, Phil Mullineaux et al.
      Pages 195-204
    4. Paolo Raddi, Salvatore Moricca, Elena Paoletti
      Pages 205-216
    5. Patricia Luque, F. Javier Ramirez, Antonio Heredia, Martin J. Bukovac
      Pages 217-223
    6. S. P. Hoad, C. E. Jeffree, J. Grace
      Pages 225-237
    7. J D Fuentes, G den Hartog, H H Neumann, T J Gillespie
      Pages 239-253
  4. Effects and Biomonitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Andrzej Bytnerowicz, Minna Turunen
      Pages 305-314
  5. Rapporteurs’ Reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
    2. J. N. Cape, S. Godzik
      Pages 377-378
    3. M. Riederer, M. Turunen
      Pages 379-379
    4. P. J. Holloway, A. Donnelly
      Pages 381-381
    5. G. E. Taylor, A. Bytnerowicz
      Pages 383-383
    6. Richard Jagels, B. Prügel
      Pages 385-385
    7. M. S. Gunthardt-Goerg, J. D. Barnes
      Pages 387-388
    8. Kevin E. Percy, J. Neil Cape, Richard Jagels, Caroline J. Simpson
      Pages 389-391
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 393-398

About these proceedings


Plant leaves are covered by a thin, lipoidal, non-living membrane called the cuticle. Forming the interface between plants and the atmospheric environment, it presents an effective barrier to pollutant entry.
The book provides a comprehensive review of air pollutant effects on the cuticle and covers the following thematic areas: - Cuticular physicochemical characteristics, physiological, regulatory, and protective roles. - Effects, mechanisms, and consequences of air pollutant interaction with leaf cuticles. - Non-anthropogenic and environmental influences on the cuticle and potential of the cuticle for biomonitoring and critical levels mapping. - New developments in experimental methodology and analytical techniques.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kevin E. Percy
    • 1
  • J. Neil Cape
    • 2
  • Richard Jagels
    • 3
  • Caroline J. Simpson
    • 1
  1. 1.Natural Resources CanadaCanadian Forest Service — Maritimes RegionFrederictonCanada
  2. 2.Institute of Terrestrial EcologyBush EstatePenicuik, MidlothianUK
  3. 3.Department of Forest Ecosystem ScienceUniversity of MaineOronoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-79083-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79081-2
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