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Effects of Air Polution on Forest Health and Biodiversity in Forests of the Carpa: Bioadversity in Forests on the Carpathian Mountains

Effects of Air Polution on Forest Health and Biodiversity in Forests of the Carpa: Bioadversity in Forests on the Carpathian Mountains


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ISBN-13: 9781586032586
Publisher: IOS Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2002
Series: NATO Science Series: Life and Behavioural Sciences
Pages: 319
Product dimensions: 9.66(w) x 6.62(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

List of Participantsvii
Section IThe Role of Cooperative Research in Understanding the Impacts of Air Pollution on Forests
Effects of Air Pollution on Forest Health and Biodiversity in Forests of the Carpathian Mountains: An Overview3
Importance of International Research Cooperative Programs for Better Understanding of Air Pollution Effects on Forest Ecosystems in Central Europe13
Section IIAir Pollution Status and Effects on Forests
Is Air Pollution an Important Factor in Forest Health?23
Ozone Effects on Forest Vegetation in Europe43
Section IIINature Protection and Forest Health in the Carpathian Region
Development of Nature Protection Areas in Slovakia--A Role of Landscape Ecology53
Nature Conservation in Poland, Emphasising the Carpathian Mountains59
Forest Health Status in the Carpathian Mountains, Europe: 1997-199969
Is Sustainable Development of Carpathian Mountain Forests Possible?76
Vegetation of Selected Forest Stands in the Carpathian Mountains96
Section IVAir Pollution Status and Effects on Forests in the Carpathian Mountains
IV-1Air Pollution Status
GIS as a Tool for Evaluating Air Pollution and Biological Resources of Carpathian Forests121
Ozone, Sulfur Dioxide and Nitrogen Dioxide Air Pollution in Forests of the Carpathian Mountains
Long Term Effects of Air Pollution on Selected Forest Ecosystems in the Carpathian Mountains (Retezat National Park, Romania)161
IV-2Plant Responses
Chemical and Morphological Changes in Carpathian Mountains Trees Caused by Air Pollution173
The Influence of Air Pollution on Tree Growth in the Carpathian Mountains185
Evaluation of the Change of Stomata by Means of Epicuticular Wax in Two Forest Tree Species Differing in Health Condition194
Changes in Genetic Pools of Main Carpathian Mountain Trees Caused by Air Pollution204
Effects of Stand Origin on Genetic Pools of Norway Spruce and European Silver Fir214
IV-3Forest Stressors
Changes in Carpathian Forest Soils Caused by Air Pollution and Other Factors225
The Response of Ips typographus (L.) Populations in Polluted and Non-polluted Spruce Stands in the Carpathian Mountain Region236
The Impact of Spruce Bark Beetle Populations on Mountain Spruce Forests and Ecological Approaches to their Management250
Heavy Metals Migration into Forest Ecosystems of the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains259
Section VAir Pollution Status and Effects on Forests in Other European Ranges
Pollution-related Risk Factors to Austrian Alpine Forest Ecosystems271
Ozone Distribution and Effects on Plants in the Jizerske Mountains, the Czech Republic285
Ambient Ozone and Plant Response in the Brdy Mountains, Czech Republic296
Ozone Distribution and Effects in the Sumava Mountains, Czech Republic304
Section VIFuture Direction
Developing an Agenda for Future Research in the Carpathian Mountains: Where Do We Go From Here?313
Author Index319

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