Research Series 1 - Forest Dynamics in Heavily Polluted Regions
Report No. 1 of the IUFRO Task Force on Environmental Change
Edited by J L Innes, Forest Resources Management, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and J Oleksyn, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Dendrology, Kórnik, Poland.
Publication Date: October 1999; Number of Pages: 256 Pages; Binding: Hardback
ISBN 0 85199 376 1
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Air pollution has been recognized as a potential problem for forests for nearly 150 years. Today, sulphur dioxide, fluorides and heavy metals remain a significant problem in some areas, where they are usually associated with large-scale sources in industrial and urban areas. Problems are exacerbated in those regions where there is a poor understanding of the factors involved in forest decline and where no rigorous pollution controls have been implemented.