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Challenges in understanding the risks to natural and semi-natural vegetation from ozone exposure

Cape, J. N.; Bassin, S.; Fuhrer, J.; Gerosa, G.; Alonso, R.; Gimeno, B.; Gruenhage, L.; Mikkelsen, T. N.; Mills, G.. 2008 Challenges in understanding the risks to natural and semi-natural vegetation from ozone exposure. Italian Journal of Agronomy, 3 (1). 53-59.

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Abstract/Summary

The effects of tropospheric ozone on crops and forests have been studied intensively, but effects on natural and semi- natural plant communities are poorly understood. This lack of understanding arises partly from a lack of experimental studies of whole mature communities, and the effects of ozone on competition and interactions with climate, nutrition etc., and partly from a lack of knowledge of the factors which predispose individual plant species to ozone damage. A recent review of the effects of ozone on grasslands (Bassin et al., 2007a) has drawn attention to the problems involved; this paper seeks to identify the practical issues that must be addressed in improving our knowledge and thereby identifying the risks associated with ozone exposure. This is a necessary first step before mitigation strategies can be developed.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biogeochemistry > BG03 Quantifying the growing threat to plant and human health from ground level ozone
CEH Sections: Billett (to 30 Nov 2013)
Emmett
Additional Keywords: plant communities, field fumigation, ecological response, tropospheric ozone
NORA Subject Terms: Agriculture and Soil Science
Ecology and Environment
Atmospheric Sciences
Date made live: 31 Jul 2008 11:00
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/3537

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