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Air Pollution, Global Change and Forests in the New Millennium

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The chapters in this book present a snapshot of the state of knowledge of air pollution effects at the beginning of the 21st century. From their different disciplines, a distinguished collection of authors document their understanding of how leaves, trees, and forests respond to air pollutants and climate change. Scenarios of global change and air pollution are described. The authors describe responses of forests to climate variability, tropospheric ozone, rising atmospheric CO2, the combination of CO2 and ozone, and deposition of acidic compounds and heavy metals. The responses to ozone receive particular attention because of increasing concern about its damaging effects and increasing concentrations in rural areas. Scaling issues are addressed - from leaves to trees, from juvenile trees to mature trees, from short-term responses to long-term responses, and from small-scale experiments and observations to large-scale forest ecosystems.

This book is one major product of a conference sponsored by the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, the USDA Forest Service Global Change Northern Stations Program, the Arthur Ross Foundation, NCASI, the Canadian Forest Service, and Michigan Technological University. The conference, held in May 2000 in Houghton, Michigan, USA, was appropriately titled "Air Pollution, Global Change, and Forests in the New Millennium". The Editors, David Karnosky, Kevin Percy, Art Chappelka, Caroline Simpson, and Janet Pikkarainen organized the conference and edited this book.

The chapters in this book present a snapshot of the state of knowledge of air pollution effects at the beginning of the 21st century. From their different disciplines, a distinguished collection of authors document their understanding of how leaves, trees, and forests respond to air pollutants and climate change. Scenarios of global change and air pollution are described. The authors describe responses of forests to climate variability, tropospheric ozone, rising atmospheric CO2, the combination of CO2 and ozone, and deposition of acidic compounds and heavy metals. The responses to ozone receive particular attention because of increasing concern about its damaging effects and increasing concentrations in rural areas. Scaling issues are addressed - from leaves to trees, from juvenile trees to mature trees, from short-term responses to long-term responses, and from small-scale experiments and observations to large-scale forest ecosystems.

This book is one major product of a conference sponsored by the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, the USDA Forest Service Global Change Northern Stations Program, the Arthur Ross Foundation, NCASI, the Canadian Forest Service, and Michigan Technological University. The conference, held in May 2000 in Houghton, Michigan, USA, was appropriately titled "Air Pollution, Global Change, and Forests in the New Millennium". The Editors, David Karnosky, Kevin Percy, Art Chappelka, Caroline Simpson, and Janet Pikkarainen organized the conference and edited this book

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"...a useful summary of our knowledge about the impacts of air pollution and climate change on forest ecosystems."
-Environmental Science and Policy, 2005
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Table of Contents

Dedication
Introduction to the Book Series
List of Contributors
Foreword and Acknowledgments
Preface
1 Air pollution and global change: A double challenge to forest ecosystems 1
2 What is the role of demographic factors in air pollution and forests? 43
3 Changing atmospheric carbon dioxide: A threat or benefit? 57
4 Tropospheric ozone: A continuing threat to global forests? 85
5 Regional scale risk assessment of ozone and forests 119
6 Limitations and perspectives about scaling ozone impacts in trees 141
7 Simulating the growth response of aspen to elevated ozone: A mechanistic approach from leaf-level photosynthesis to complex architecture 175
8 Ozone affects the fitness of trembling aspen 199
9 Responses of Aleppo pine to ozone 211
10 Ozone affects Scots pine phenology and growth 231
11 Ozone affects leaf surface-pest interactions 247
12 Ultrastructural response of a Mediterranean shrub species to O[subscript 3] 259
13 Ozone injury symptoms on vegetation in an Alpine valley, North Italy 269
14 Forest growth and critical air pollutant loads in Scandinavia 277
15 Norway spruce mortality and critical air pollutant loads 289
16 Beech foliar chemical composition: A bioindicator of air pollution stress 301
17 Atmospheric contamination of a national forest near a copper smelter in Northern Michigan 315
18 Mycorrhizal community structure of Scots pine trees influenced by emissions from aluminum smelter 329
19 Responses of forests in the eastern US to air pollution and climate change 345
20 An intensive monitoring study of air pollution stress in a beech forest in Spain 359
21 Effects of elevated carbon dioxide and acidic rain on the growth of holm oak 375
22 Effects of elevated CO[subscript 2] and O[subscript 3] on aspen clones of varying O[subscript 3] sensitivity: Can CO[subscript 2] ameliorate the harmful effects of O[subscript 3]?
23 Growth responses of aspen clones to elevated carbon dioxide and ozone 411
24 State of science and gaps in our knowledge in relation to air pollution 437
25 Air pollution and global change impacts on forest ecosystems: Monitoring and research needs 447
Author Index 461
Subject Index 463
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