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Air Pollution Impacts on Plants in East Asia

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Provides a detailed description of the effects of air pollutants on Asian crops and trees
Discusses the latest findings with regard to the effects of air pollutants on Chinese crops and trees, which is of global interest
Introduces not only experimental studies on the effects of air pollutants on Asian crops and trees, but also field surveys of the impact of air pollution on forests in Japan
Offers an up-to-date overview of the effects of air pollutants including PM2.5 on Asian crops and trees

By: Takeshi Izuta (Author)

492 pages, 26 colour & 81 b/w illustrations, 70 colour tables

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Oct 2016 | #232996 | ISBN-13: 9784431564362
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NHBS Price: £85.99 $108/€101 approx

About this book

This is the only book to offer an up-to-date overview of air pollution in East Asia and the effects of air pollutants such as ozone, acid deposition and aerosols on Asian crops and trees. It is unique in that it discusses the fundamentals of environmental plant science and research advances in the area at the plant ecophysiology level. It addresses various topics, including gaseous air pollutants such as ozone; soil acidification and atmospheric nitrogen deposition due to acid deposition; PM2.5 and the effects of air pollutants on growth, yield and physiological functions such as photosynthesis of crops and trees in East Asia.

It is a valuable resource for environmental scientists, plant scientists, government officials, industrialists, environmentalists, undergraduate and graduate students and anyone interested in the application of the latest findings to agricultural production and protection of forest ecosystems in Asia. It also provides useful information for professionals involved in research, development, production, processing and marketing of agricultural products, including those in developing countries who are interested in advanced environmental science in this field.


Contents

Part 1:Air Pollution in East Asia
- Gaseous species
- Aerosols
- Acid deposition

Part 2: Effects of Gaseous Air Pollutants on Plants in Japan
- Effects of ozone on Japanese crops
- Effects of ozone on Japanese trees
- Combined effects of ozone and other environmental factors on Japanese trees
- Environmental monitoring with indicator plants for Air pollutants in Asia

Part 3: Case Studies in Japanese Forests
- Flux-based ozone risk assessment for Japanese temperate forests
- Tree decline at somma of Lake Mashu in northern Japan
- Decline of Fagus crenata in Tanzawa Mountains, Japan
- Reactions between ozone and terpenoids within a forest of Mt. Fuji

Part 4: Effects of Gaseous Air Pollutants on Plants in China
- Effects of ozone on Chinese crops
- Effects of ozone on Chinese trees

Part 5: Effects of Acid Deposition on Asian Plants
- Effects of simulated acid rain on Asian crops and garden plants
- Effects of simulated acid rain on Asian trees
- Combined effects of simulated acid rain and other environmental factors on Asian trees
- Effects of soil acidification on Asian Trees
- Effects of nitrogen load on Asian trees

Part 6: Effects of Aerosol on Plants
- Effects of aerosol particles on plants
- Effects of black carbon and ammonium sulfate particles on plants
- Dry deposition of aerosols onto forest


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