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.

Cape, N. J., Bassin, S., Fuhrer, J., Gerosa, G. A., Alonso, R., Gimeno, B. S., Gruenhage, L., Mikkelsen, T. N., Mills, G., Challenges in understanding the risks to natural and semi-natural vegetation from ozone exposure, <<ITALIAN JOURNAL OF AGRONOMY>>, 2008; 3 (1): 53-59 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/30193]

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

Gerosa, Giacomo Alessandro;
2008

Abstract

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.
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Cape, N. J., Bassin, S., Fuhrer, J., Gerosa, G. A., Alonso, R., Gimeno, B. S., Gruenhage, L., Mikkelsen, T. N., Mills, G., Challenges in understanding the risks to natural and semi-natural vegetation from ozone exposure, <<ITALIAN JOURNAL OF AGRONOMY>>, 2008; 3 (1): 53-59 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/30193]
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