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Record number 418785
Title Forests under climate change and air pollution: Gaps in understanding and future directions for research
Author(s) Matyssek, R.; Wieser, G.; Calfapietra, C.; Vries, W. de; Mohren, G.M.J.
Source Environmental Pollution 160 (2012). - ISSN 0269-7491 - p. 57 - 65.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2011.07.007
Department(s) SS - Soil Chemistry and Nature
Forest Ecology and Forest Management
PE&RC
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) beech fagus-sylvatica - volatile organic-compounds - ozone risk-assessment - trace-gas-exchange - land-carbon sink - co2 and/or o-3 - nitrogen deposition - surface ozone - elevated co2 - temperate forests
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. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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