Forest Decline and Ozone

A Comparison of Controlled Chamber and Field Experiments

  • Heinrich Sandermann
  • Alan R. Wellburn
  • Robert L. Heath

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 127)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. W. R. Stockwell, G. Kramm, H.-E. Scheel, V. A. Mohnen, W. Seiler
    Pages 1-38
  3. P. R. Miller, M. J. Arbaugh, P. J. Temple
    Pages 39-67
  4. J. M. Skelly, A. H. Chappelka, J. A. Laurence, T. S. Fredericksen
    Pages 69-93
  5. R. Matyssek, W. M. Havranek, G. Wieser, J. L. Innes
    Pages 95-134
  6. H. Rennenberg, A. Polle, M. Reuther
    Pages 135-162
  7. C. Langebartels, D. Ernst, W. Heller, C. Lütz, H.-D. Payer, H. Sandermann Jr.
    Pages 163-200
  8. A. R. Wellburn, J. D. Barnes, P. W. Lucas, A. R. Mcleod, T. A. Mansfield
    Pages 201-247
  9. G. Selldén, S. Sutinen, L. Skärby
    Pages 249-276
  10. R. L. Heath, G. E. Taylor Jr.
    Pages 317-368
  11. H. Sandermann Jr., A. R. Wellburn, R. L. Heath
    Pages 369-377
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 379-400

About this book


The idea for this book arose in 1993, after the Free State of Bavaria through its Bayrisches Staatsministerium rur Landesentwicklung und Umweltfragen (Bavarian Ministry of Regional Development and the Environment) decided to discontinue both the Bavarian project management (PBWU) for forest decline research and the multidisciplinary field research on the Wank Mountain in the Alps near Garmisch. Forest decline through the action of ozone and other photooxidants was a main topic of the supported re­ search in the Alps and will be a topic of new investigations in the Bavarian Forest. Many interesting results were obtained, but the researchers involved have not had sufficient time to allow reliable conclusions to be drawn. It was therefore decided to ask inter­ national experts for contributions in order to summarize the best available evidence of a possible link between ozone and forest decline - a topic which has been studied in the USA since the late 1950s and in Europe since the early 1980s. The original idea of Waldsterben as an irreversible large-scale dieback of forests in Germany was soon recognized to be wrong (Forschungsbeirat 1989). However, the new criteria used for the official German and European damage inventories (loss or yel­ lowing of needles or leaves, tree morphology) indicate that per­ sistently high percentages of damaged spruce and pine remain, and there is an increasing percentage of damaged beech and oak, with a high proportion of biotic disease (Forschungsbeirat 1989; UN-ECE 1995).


Forest decline Ozon Waldschäden, neuartige Waldsterben air pollution ecology ecosystem ecosystem research environment forest homeostasis ozone plants stress physiology Ökosystemforschung

Editors and affiliations

  • Heinrich Sandermann
    • 1
  • Alan R. Wellburn
    • 2
  • Robert L. Heath
    • 3
  1. 1.GSF-Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit GmbHInstitut für Biochemische PflanzenpathologieOberschleißheimGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Environmental and Biological SciencesUniversity of LancasterLancasterUK
  3. 3.Department of Botany and Plant SciencesUniversity of California, RiversideRiversideUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63912-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59233-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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