Air Pollution and Plant Life

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J. N. B. Bell, M. Treshow
John Wiley & Sons, May 22, 2002 - Science - 480 pages
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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Contents

Emissions dispersion and atmospheric transformation
23
Pollutant deposition and uptake by vegetation
43
Effects of oxidants at the biochemical cell
69
Effects of oxidants at the whole plant and community level
89
old problems and new challenges
119
Effects of sulphur dioxide
135
Effects of fluorides
163
Effects of particulates
187
an assessment
273
Effects of acidic deposition on aquatic ecosystems
295
Effects on bryophytes and lichens
309
Modification of plant response by environmental conditions
343
Air pollutantabiotic stress interactions
359
Effects of air pollutants on biotic stress
379
Effects of air pollutants in developing countries
407
Air pollution and climate change
431

Effects of increased nitrogen deposition
201
Effects of wet deposited acidity
237
Effects of pollutant mixtures
251
Conclusions and future directions
455
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J. N. B. Bell is the editor of Air Pollution and Plant Life, 2nd Edition, published by Wiley.

M. Treshow is the editor of Air Pollution and Plant Life, 2nd Edition, published by Wiley.

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