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Acid in the Environment

Lessons Learned and Future Prospects

  • Uses an interdisciplinary approach to the ecological impacts of acid deposition

  • Combines research findings and policy analyses of experts

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Acid in the Environment: An Overview

    1. Acid in the Environment: An Overview

      • Gerald R. Visgilio, Jane Dawson, Peter A. Siver, Diana M. Whitelaw
      Pages 1-12
  3. Lessons Learned From the Acid Deposition Research Experience: An Historical Perspective

  4. Ecological Impacts of Acid Deposition

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 25-25
    2. Acidic Deposition: Sources and Ecological Effects

      • Charles T. Driscoll, Kathy Fallon Lambert, Limin Chen
      Pages 27-58
    3. Long-Term Changes in Boreal Lake and Stream Chemistry: Recovery From Acid Deposition and the Role of Climate

      • Peter J. Dillon, Shaun A. Watmough, M. Catherine Eimers, Julian Aherne
      Pages 59-76
  5. Lessons Learned and Future Prospects

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 289-289

About this book

Acid deposition is a large scale, long term environmental problem with more significant ecological impacts than previously anticipated. Today we recognize that resolution involves a perplexing set of policy issues, since the sources of pollution are often hundreds of miles away, and can only be accomplished through international cooperation, often at a global scale. Acid in the Environment: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects is a collection of essays that blends the research findings and the policy analyses of individuals from different academic disciplines with the positions advanced by representatives of NGOs.

In Part I: Ecological Impacts of Acid Deposition, scientists emphasize the web of changes in complex ecosystems caused by sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Analyses of domestic and international policies to control the emission of pollutants that cause acid rain are discussed in Part II: Acid Emissions Energy and Policy. The authors of Part III: Sulfur Dioxide and the Market provide the reader with an economic perspective on the control of sulfur dioxide emissions. The volume concludes with Part IV: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects, which reveals the acid deposition problem has served as a testing ground for applying scientific insights to public policy, forging international agreements and creating economically effective mechanisms to solve environmental problems. The rapid progress in reducing sulfur dioxide emissions in both North America and Europe is promising, and provides a good model for regions in eastern Asia where these emissions are growing fast.

Acid in the Environment: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects presents a broad approach to the study of acid deposition, exposing readers with a scientific background to significant policy issues and those with a policy orientation to important ecological impacts. The book raises important questions that will serve as a springboard for discussion between diverse groups of teachers and students, concerned citizens and legislators, and scientists and policy makers.

Keywords

  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Greenhouse Gases
  • acid emissions
  • acid rain
  • conservation
  • ecosystem
  • ecosystems
  • emissions
  • environment
  • environmental policy
  • organization
  • pollution
  • production
  • air pollution and air quality
  • terrestrial pollution
  • industrial pollution prevention

Editors and Affiliations

  • Goodwin-Niering Center for Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies, Connecticut College, New London, USA

    Gerald R. Visgilio, Diana M. Whitelaw

About the editors

Gerald R. Visgilio is Professor of Economics and Associate Director of the Goodwin-Niering Center for Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies at Connecticut College where he also serves as the academic advisor to the Certificate Program in Environmental Studies. His research and teaching interests include an economic analysis of environmental and natural resource policy, environmental law, environmental justice and antitrust law and policy. He earned his B.A. from Providence College and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island. Visgilio co-edited Our Backyard: A Quest for Environmental Justice, which was selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title in Science and Technology in 2003 and America’s Changing Coasts: Private Rights and Public Trust in 2005.

Diana M. Whitelaw is Associate Director of the Goodwin-Niering Center for Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies at Connecticut College where she coordinates the Certificate Program in Environmental Studies. Whitelaw co-edited Our Backyard: A Quest for Environmental Justice, which was selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title in Science and Technology in 2003 and America’s Changing Coasts: Private Rights and Public Trust in 2005. She earned her M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of New Haven and her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.

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Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-0-387-37562-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)