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8.04.05 - Ground-level ozone


International Conference "Air Pollution threats to Plant Ecosystems" -- POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK

Paphos, Cyprus; NEW DATE: 11-15 October 2021

Following the postponement of the 2020’ conference due to COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to announce that the international conference entitled “Air Pollution threats to Plant Ecosystems” will be held in Paphos (Cyprus) on 11-15 October 2021. All needed sanitary directives will be implemented on site. Due to exceptional conditions, up-do-date information will be regularly released by emails.

Air pollution and climate change remain a persistent threat to plant ecosystems, urging for international cooperation and unified research efforts. This international event is co-organized by the Committee on Air Pollution Effects Research on Mediterranean Ecosystems (CAPERmed), the International Union of Forest Research Organization (IUFRO) and the International Cooperative Programme on Effects of Air Pollution on Natural Vegetation and Crops (ICP Vegetation). The conference, for the first time combining three events, will serve as an excellent example of effective international collaboration in the research of air pollution and plant ecosystems.

Do not miss this cornerstone of international science. The CAPERmed IV meeting will be held back-to-back with the 3rd International Conference on “Ozone and Plant Ecosystems” and the 30th international biennial conference of the IUFRO Research Group on “Air pollution and climate change” on 11-14 October 2021. A full-day excursion is planned on 15 October 2021.


Abstract submission: 1 September 2021. All abstracts "accepted" in 2020 remain "accepted", a revised version can be sent by 1st September 2021.
Early-bird registration: 15 September 2021
Late registration: starting 16 September 2021

More details:
New website:
Contact: Dr. Pierre Sicard (
Twitter: @PlantsPollution


Hot off the press!

  • Sicard, P., De Marco, A., Agathokleous, E., Feng, Z., Xu, X., Paoletti, E., Diéguez Rodriguez, J.J., and Calatayud, V. (2020). Amplified ozone pollution in cities during the COVID-19 lockdown. Science of the Total Environment 735, 139542. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139542.

  • Agathokleous, E., Saitanis, C.J., Feng, Z., De Marco, A., Araminiene, V., Domingos, M., Sicard, P., and Paoletti, E. (2020). Ozone biomonitoring: A versatile tool for science, education and regulation. Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health 18, 7-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.coesh.2020.04.005.


Hot off the Press!

Araminienė V., Sicard P., Anav A., Agathokleous E., Stakėnas V., De Marco A., Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė I., Paoletti E., Girgždienė R., 2019, "Trends and inter-relationships of ground-level ozone metrics and forest health in Lithuania". Science of the Total Environment 658, 1265-1277.


Hot off the press!

  • Sicard P., Agathokleous E., Araminiene V., Carrari E., Hoshika Y., De Marco A., Paoletti E., 2018, "Should we see urban trees as effective solutions to reduce increasing ozone levels in cities?". Environmental Pollution 243: 163-176. PDF for download
  • Agathokleous E., Belz R.G, Calatayud V., De Marco A., Hoshika Y., Kitao M., Saitanis C.J, Sicard P., Paoletti E., Calabrese E.J, 2018, "Predicting the Effect of Ozone on Vegetation Via Linear Non-Threshold (LNT), Threshold and Hormetic Dose-Response Models". Science of The Total Environment 649: 61-74. PDF for download



Publication alert: new paper!

Sicard P., Anav A., De Marco A., Paoletti E., 2017, "Projected global tropospheric ozone impacts on vegetation under different emission and climate scenarios". Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17: 12177–12196.

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