Acidic Deposition and Forest Soils

Context and Case Studies of the Southeastern United States

  • Dan Binkley
  • Charles T. Driscoll
  • H. Lee Allen
  • Philip Schoeneberger
  • Drew McAvoy

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 72)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Dan Binkley, Charles T. Driscoll, H. Lee Allen, Philip Schoeneberger, Drew McAvoy
    Pages 1-11
  3. Dan Binkley, Charles T. Driscoll, H. Lee Allen, Philip Schoeneberger, Drew McAvoy
    Pages 12-38
  4. Dan Binkley, Charles T. Driscoll, H. Lee Allen, Philip Schoeneberger, Drew McAvoy
    Pages 39-51
  5. Dan Binkley, Charles T. Driscoll, H. Lee Allen, Philip Schoeneberger, Drew McAvoy
    Pages 52-64
  6. Dan Binkley, Charles T. Driscoll, H. Lee Allen, Philip Schoeneberger, Drew McAvoy
    Pages 65-85
  7. Dan Binkley, Charles T. Driscoll, H. Lee Allen, Philip Schoeneberger, Drew McAvoy
    Pages 86-109
  8. Dan Binkley, Charles T. Driscoll, H. Lee Allen, Philip Schoeneberger, Drew McAvoy
    Pages 110-130
  9. Dan Binkley, Charles T. Driscoll, H. Lee Allen, Philip Schoeneberger, Drew McAvoy
    Pages 131-135
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 136-149

About this book

Introduction

Knowledge in the field of acidic deposition is expanding rapidly, and both ex­ perts and non-experts are challenged to keep up with the latest information. We designed our assessment to include both the basic foundation needed by non­ experts and the detailed information needed by experts. Our assessment in­ cludes background information on acidic deposition (Chapter 1), an in-depth discussion of the nature of soil acidity and ecosystem H+ budgets (Chapter 2), and a summary of rates of deposition in the Southeastern U.S. (Chapter 3). A discussion of the nature of forest soils in the region (Chapter 4) is followed by an overview of previous assessments of soil sensitivity to acidification (Chapter 5). The potential impacts of acidic deposition on forest nutrition are described in the context of the degree of current nutrient limitation on forest productivity (Chap­ ter 6). The results of simulations with the MAGIC model provided evaluations of the likely sensitivity of a variety of soils representative of forest soils in the South (Chapter 7), as well as a test of soil sensitivity criteria. Our synthesis and recommendations for research (Chapter 8) also serve as an executive summary. A complementary volume in the Springer-Verlag Ecological Studies series should be consulted for information on European forests. This volume, Acidic Deposition and Forest Decline in the Fictelgebirge, edited by E.-D. Schultze and O.L. Lange, also provides greater detail on the physiologic responses of trees than we present in our regional assessment.

Keywords

ecosystem forest patterns simulation soil

Authors and affiliations

  • Dan Binkley
    • 1
  • Charles T. Driscoll
    • 2
  • H. Lee Allen
    • 3
  • Philip Schoeneberger
    • 4
  • Drew McAvoy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Forest and Wood SciencesColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringSyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA
  3. 3.Department of ForestryNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  4. 4.Department of Soil ScienceNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-3586-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8167-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3586-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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