Scientific Summaries


Scientific Summary, No. 49, 2008

Participants of the IUFRO 7.01.00 conference in Switzerland discussed impacts of air pollutants and climate change on the tree and forest ecosystem performance across latitudinal and altitudinal ranges.

At the 23rd IUFRO Conference for Specialists in Air Pollution and Climate Change Effects on Forest Ecosystems in Switzerland, the regional specificities of tree and ecosystem responsiveness to anthropogenic stressors such as elevated CO2 and O3 regimes, enhanced nitrogen deposition and scenarios of climate change, as represented through altered seasonal temperature and moisture regimes were emphasized. The combined effects from seasonal variability of environmental pollution, elevated CO2, altered nutrient and water availability are the key issues in respect to future forest ecosystem risk assessment.

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Air Pollution and Climate Change at Contrasting Altitude and Latitude

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