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Main Title Pollution Impacts at the Stand and Ecosystem Levels.
Author Binkley, D. ; Droessler, T. D. ; Miller., J. ;
CORP Author Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/A-92/077;
Stock Number PB92-179027
Additional Subjects Air pollution effects(Plants) ; Forests ; Environmental effects ; Ecosystems ; Biological effects ; Plant growth ; Trends ; Ozone ; Regional analsis ; Photosynthesis ; Air pollution effects(Animals) ; Environmental impact assessment ; Reprints ; Stand development ; Western Region(United States)
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NTIS  PB92-179027 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 25p
The responses of forests to pollutants depend on the sensitivity of individual trees and species to the pollutants, and on complex interactions between trees, the environment and other organisms. Impaired growth in one individual or species may represent an opportunity for increased growth for other trees or species. An ecosystem perspective is necessary for a full assessment of pollutant impacts, but the response of forest to air pollutants remains poorly understood. In the chapter, the authors discuss important aspects of forests at the level of stands and ecosystems, as a foundation for the regional case studies presented in later chapters. Many key aspects of the effects of pollution at the stand and ecosystem level remain unexplored across the West; the chapter develops a framework for understanding pollution impacts, summarizes what is currently known, and provides some speculation where information is not available.