Forests under climate change and air pollution: Gaps in understanding and future directions for research

Weatherall, Andrew (2012) Forests under climate change and air pollution: Gaps in understanding and future directions for research. Ennvironmental Pollution, 160 . pp. 57-65. Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

Forests in Europe face significant changes in climate, which in interaction with air quality changes, may significantly affect forest productivity, stand composition and carbon sequestration in both vegetation and soils. Identified knowledge gaps and research needs include: (i) interaction between changes in air quality (trace gas concentrations), climate and other site factors on forest ecosystem response, (ii) significance of biotic processes in system response, (iii) tools for mechanistic and diagnostic understanding and upscaling, and (iv) the need for unifying modelling and empirical research for synthesis. This position paper highlights the above focuses, including the global dimension of air pollution as part of climate change and the need for knowledge transfer to enable reliable risk assessment. A new type of research site in forest ecosystems (“supersites”) will be conducive to addressing these gaps by enabling integration of experimentation and modelling within the soil-plant-atmosphere interface, as well as further model development.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Ennvironmental Pollution
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: Print:0269-7491 Online:1873-6424
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies > Forestry, Conservation & Applied Science
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2012 15:45
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 16:09
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1207

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