Air Pollution and Plant Life
This standard textbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the direct and indirect impacts of air pollution on plant life. Written by an international team of experts, the book covers the main historical aspects and sources of pollutants, atmospheric transport and transformations of pollutants, and issues of global change and the use of science in air pollution policy formulation.
* covers all the main phytotoxic pollutants with due consideration given to impacts at all levels of plant organisation from molecular to ecological.
* emphasises the effects of air pollutants in altering plant response to common stresses, both abiotic and biotic - fields in which considerable progress has been made since publication of the first edition.
* includes coverage of how research leads to pollution control policy development.
Essential reading for students in Environmental Science, Biological Science and Agriculture, as well as environmental consultants and professionals involved in air quality research and the application of air quality guidelines and advice.
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Emissions dispersion and atmospheric transformation
Pollutant deposition and uptake by vegetation
Effects of oxidants at the biochemical cell
Effects of oxidants at the whole plant and community level
old problems and new challenges
Effects of sulphur dioxide
Effects of fluorides
Conclusions and future directions