||Methods of Assessing Responses of Trees, Stands and Ecosystems to Air Pollution (Chapter 7).
Stolte, K. W. ;
Duriscoe, D. M. ;
Cook, E. R. ;
Cline., S. P. ;
||Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Research Triangle Park, NC. Forestry Sciences Lab. ;Lamont-Doherty Geological Inst., Palisades, NY. ;Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Three Rivers, CA. ;ManTech Environmental Technology International, Inc., Corvallis, OR.
Air pollution effects(Plants) ;
Environmental impact assessments ;
Ecological succession ;
Dose-response relationships ;
Biological effects ;
Plant physiology ;
Biological indicators ;
Temporal distribution ;
Plant cells ;
Plant growth ;
Heavy metals ;
Western Region(United States) ;
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The chapter focuses on three main types of assessments of pollution effects used in the case studies chronicled in Chapter 8 through 12 (Regional Studies of conifer forests in the west). These are measures of crown condition of individual trees; impacts on populations and communities; and temporal patterns in radial growth. The concepts behind the development of each approach are introduced with references to previous work, leading to a discussion of the state of science. The importance of quality assurance techniques to the success of any assessment of air pollution effects is also discussed.