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Plant Response to Air Pollution

  • ID: 2176116
  • Book
  • 558 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Air pollution poses a serious threat to human health and the environment worldwide. It contributes significantly to regional and global atmospheric issues such as global warming, acidification and depletion of the ozone layer. It affects every living thing, including all kinds of vegetation on which we depend for our survival. Although several works have appeared on air pollution, few, are able to provide the broad background that encompasses the whole gamut of plant responses to atmospheric insult. This multi–authored work integrates the varied plant growth responses to the pollution stress; the focus of the attention is plant rather than pollutant. This portrays a clearer picture of plant performance versus air pollution, and helps develop a better insight of the pollution–based disturbances at the different levels of plant life. The book shall interest both students and researchers of environmental botany and forestry as well as all those who love plants and have any interest towards global vegetation and environmental health.
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Partial table of contents:

The Role of Atmospheric Chemistry in the Assessment of Crop Growth and Productivity (S. Krupa).

Nutritional Disharmony in Plants: Soil and Weather Effects on Source–Sink Interactions (R. Oren).

Global Changes in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide: The Influence on Terrestrial Vegetation (C. Atkinson).

Impacts of Air Pollutants and Elevated Carbon Dioxide on Plants in Wintertime (J. Barnes et al.).

Disturbances in Stomatal Behaviour in Plants Exposed to Air Pollution (T. Mansfield & M. Pearson).

Biochemical Basis for the Toxicity of Ozone (J. Mudd).

Lipid Metabolism and Oxidant Air Pollutants (R. Heath).

Physiological and Biochemical Tools in Diagnosis of Forest Decline and Air Pollution Injury to Plants (H. Saxe).

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Mohammed Iqbal
Mohammed Yunus
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