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Plant Responses to Air Pollution and Global Change

By: Kenji Omasa(Editor), Nouchi Isamu(Editor), Luit J de Kok(Editor)

304 pages, illustrations, maps, tables


Paperback | Nov 2014 [2007 reprint] | #221518 | ISBN-13: 9784431546429
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Hardback | Dec 2005 [2007 reprint] | #159588 | ISBN: 4431310134
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The main impetus for climate change is the elevated concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide and air pollutants arise largely from the same industrial sources and are diffused throughout the world, so that air pollution is also part of global change. The impacts on plants have complex interrelationships and lead to changes in land cover and atmospheric and soil environments. Plant metabolism of CO2 and air pollutants and gas fluxes in plant ecosystems influence global gas cycles as well. Plant Responses to Air Pollution and Global Change includes current topics on plant metabolism of air pollutants and elevated CO2, responses of whole plants and plant ecosystems, genetics and molecular biology for functioning improvement, experimental ecosystems and climate change research, global carbon-cycle monitoring in plant ecosystems, and other important issues. The authors, conducting research in Europe, the United States, Australia, and East Asia, present a wealth of information on their work in the field.


- Preface by Kenji Omasa, Isamu Nouchi and Luit J. De Kok
- Contributors
- Plant Responses to Air Pollution: Metabolism of atmospheric sulfur gases in onion
- Impact of atmospheric NH3 deposition on plant growth and functioning – a case study with Brassica oleracea L.
- How sensitive are forest trees to ozone? - New research on an old issue
- Northern conditions enhance the susceptibility of birch (Betula pendula Roth) to oxidative stress caused by ozone
- Physiological responses of trees to air pollutants at high elevation sites
- Complex assessment of forest condition under air pollution impacts
- Evaluation of the ozone-related risk for Austrian forests
- Causes of differences in response of plant species to nitrogen supply and the ecological consequences
- Plant Responses to Climate Change: Long-term effects of elevated CO2 on sour orange trees
- Plant responses to climate change: impacts and adaptation
- Effects of elevated carbon dioxide concentration on wood structure and formation in trees
- Plant Responses to Combination of Air Pollution and Climate Change: Carbon dioxide and ozone affect needle nitrogen and abscission in Pinus ponderosa
- Effects of air pollution and climate change on forests of the Tatra Mountains, Central Europe
- Genetics and Molecular Biology for Functioning Improvement: MAPK signalling and plant cell survival in response to oxidative environmental stress
- Expression of cyanobacterial ictB in higher plants enhanced photosynthesis and growth
- Improvement of photosynthesis in higher plants
- Modification of CO2 fixation of photosynthetic prokaryote
- Specificity of diatom Rubisco
- Regulation of CO2 fixation in non-sulfur purple photosynthetic bacteria
- Experimental Ecosystem and Climate Change Research: Experimental ecosystem and climate change research in controlled environments: lessons from the Biosphere 2 Laboratory 1996-2003
- Importance of air movementfor promoting gas and heat exchanges between plants and atmosphere under controlled environments
- Pros and cons of CO2 springs as experimental sites
- Global Carbon Cycles in Ecosystem and Assessment of Climate Change Impacts: Carbon dynamics in response to climate and disturbance: Recent progress from multi-scale measurements and modeling in AmeriFlux
- Synthetic analysis of the CO2 fluxes at various forests in East Asia 3-D remote sensing of woody canopy height and carbon stocks by helicopter-borne scanning lidar
- Assessments of climate change impacts on the terrestrial ecosystem in Japan using the Bio-Geographical and GeoChemical (BGGC) Model
- Air Pollution and Global Change in Asia: Establishing critical levels of air pollutants for protecting East Asian vegetation – A challenge
- Major activities of acid deposition monitoring network in East Asia (EANET) and related studies
- Land degradation and blown-sand disaster in China
- Impact of meteorological fields and surface conditions on Asian dust
- A case study on combating desertification at a small watershed in the hills-gully area of loess plateau, China
- A recipe for sustainable agriculture in drylands
- Index

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