The objective of this book is to outline the serious dangers to the soil and forest as a result of continuing emissions of acid-producing gases, thus pointing to the urgent need of their reduction. This volume reviews relevant information dealing with changes due to acidification of the soil and with the physiological processes of the tree involved in nutrient uptake, transfer, and utilization as well as with the nature and degree of damage that has occurred. Written in a comprehensive format, it discusses the importance of viable forests, the vital role of nutrients in the structure and physiology of the tree, and the relevance of prior dieback episodes. This is a valuable resource for those interested in forestry, environmental science, and the pulp and paper industry.Unlike animals, which can move about in search of food, essential mineral nutrients, and water, trees and most other land ... Utilization of this carbon dioxide in the plant kingdom, with forest trees providing the major terrestrial component, has ... a major storage of carbon, approximately 1610 gigatons* worldwide, for subsequent gradual release as carbon dioxide to the ... Whereas carbon dioxide is relatively transparent to radiation at visible wavelengths, in which much of the energy ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Effects of Acid Deposition on the Forests of Europe and North America|
|Author||:||George H. Tomlinson, II|
|Publisher||:||CRC Press - 1990-04-30|