Evaluating the risk of air pollution to forests in central and Eastern Europe

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Foliar damage to trees by air pollution in Central and Eastern Europe has been a major scientific and political issue. Emissions of toxic gases such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides can have wide-ranging effects on local and regional vegetation that can be compounded by other environmental stresses to plant growth. Since uptake and physiological effects of these gases on tree leaves we largely, mediated by stomata, surrogate methods for estimating pollutant conductances into leaves and forest canopies may lead to risk assessments for major vegetation types that can then be used in regional planning. Management options to ameliorate or ... continued below

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Ellsworth, D.S. & Oleksyn, J. September 1, 1996.

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  • Ellsworth, D.S. Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
  • Oleksyn, J. Polish Academy of Sciences, Kornik (Poland). Institute of Dendrology

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Foliar damage to trees by air pollution in Central and Eastern Europe has been a major scientific and political issue. Emissions of toxic gases such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides can have wide-ranging effects on local and regional vegetation that can be compounded by other environmental stresses to plant growth. Since uptake and physiological effects of these gases on tree leaves we largely, mediated by stomata, surrogate methods for estimating pollutant conductances into leaves and forest canopies may lead to risk assessments for major vegetation types that can then be used in regional planning. Management options to ameliorate or mitigate air pollutant damage to forests and losses in productivity are likely to be more difficult to widely implement than on-the-stack emissions abatement. Informed management and policy decisions regarding Central and Eastern European forests are dependent on the development of quantitative tools and models for risk assessment of the effects of atmospheric pollutants on ecosystem health and productivity.

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OSTI as DE97000697

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  • Other: DE97000697
  • Report No.: BNL--63480
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • DOI: 10.2172/393335 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 393335
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc680912

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Ellsworth, D.S. & Oleksyn, J. Evaluating the risk of air pollution to forests in central and Eastern Europe, report, September 1, 1996; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc680912/: accessed May 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.