Regional evaluations of acid deposition effects on forests: Eastern spruce-fir

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Abstract

Having reviewed the results of the Integrated Forest Study (IFS) project, we now try to place the results in a larger perspective by very briefly summarizing acid deposition effects and their potential role in forest health in the several forest types represented in the IFS project. This chapter gives brief overviews of the situation in eastern spruce-fir, eastern hardwood, and southern pine forests in North America; and a very brief overview of air pollution in arid forest ecosystems in Europe (with special emphasis on the situation in Norway where the single European IFS site was located). What follows in this chapter is by no means intended to be a comprehensive review of forest health and atmospheric deposition; such an analysis would require a volume of this size for each forest type and is well beyond the scope of this chapter. A comprehensive analysis of forest health and the role of atmospheric deposition has been published for Norway spruce in Europe (Schulze et al. 1989), and one is in preparation for red spruce (Eagar and Adams, in press); the reader is referred to those volumes for a far more detailed discussion than is possible here. The intent of this chapter is merely to highlight those aspects of forest health and atmospheric deposition that have bearing on, or that can be illuminated by, the IFS results.

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Publication type Book chapter
Title Regional evaluations of acid deposition effects on forests: Eastern spruce-fir
ISBN 9781461228066
Year Published 1992
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) New England Water Science Center
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Atmospheric deposition and forest nutrient cycling: A synthesis of the integrated forest study
First page 495
Last page 570
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