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Forest Dynamics in Heavily Polluted Regions

Edited By: JL Innes and J Oleksyn

248 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Oct 1999 | #99347 | ISBN: 0851993761
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The first report from the International Union of Forest Research Organization's (IUFRO) Task Force on Environmental Change and provides an assessment of the extent of air pollution impacts on forests in heavily polluted regions. It includes case studies from Russia, Ontario (Canada), California and the Mediterranean region.


Air pollution and forests in heavily industrialized regions - an introduction; major types of air pollution found in heavily polluted regions and their risks to forests; general characteristics of the damage to forest ecosystems in Russia caused by industrial pollution; the impacts of air pollution on the northern Taiga forests of the Kola Peninsula, Russian Federation; the impact of heavy metals on the microbial diversity of Podzolic soils in the Kola Peninsula; air pollution impacts on subarctic forests at Noril'sk, Siberia; landscape degradation by smelter emissions near Sudbury, Canada and subsequent amelioration and restoration; impact of air pollution on the forests of central and eastern Europe; ozone impacts on Californian forests; ozone in the Mediterranean region - evidence of injury to vegetation; revitalization and restoration of boreal and temperate forests damaged by air pollution; international activities to reduce pollution impacts at the regional scale; the future for forests in heavily polluted regions.

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