Effects of Acid Rain on Forest Processes

Effects of Acid Rain on Forest Processes

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A detailed analysis of acidification effects on forest soil, rhizosphere and plant life and on the processes connecting them such as nutrient uptake and mineral cycling. Presents findings from the Solling project, an important long-term study on acid rain results in Germany's Black Forest, as well as other European forests which have experienced severe acid rain damage as a means of evaluating and predicting similar harm to U.S. forests.(1984) suggested that, under the indirect influence of pollutants, feeder root pathogens contributed to loss of fine roots in Picea abies (L.) Karst. ... Diseases caused by obligate parasites, such as rusts and powdery mildews, appear to ... In agreement with the observations above, experiments demonstrated a negative effect on rust of simulated acid rain treatments. ... was completely absent from a region influenced by a paper mill that discharged sulfuric acid into the atmosphere.

Title:Effects of Acid Rain on Forest Processes
Author: Douglas L. Godbold, Aloys Hüttermann
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 1994-11-10

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