Challenges in Understanding the Risks to Natural and Semi-Natural Vegetation from Ozone Exposure

  • J. Neil Cape | mikimos@mac.com
  • Serain Bassin
  • Jürg Fuhrer
  • Giacomo Gerosa
  • Rocio Alonso
  • Benjamin Gimeno
  • Ludger Grünhage
  • Teis N. Mikkelsen
  • Gina Mills

Abstract

The effects of tropospheric ozone on crops and forests have been studied intensively, but effects on natural and semi- natural plant communities are poorly understood. This lack of understanding arises partly from a lack of experimental studies of whole mature communities, and the effects of ozone on competition and interactions with climate, nutrition etc., and partly from a lack of knowledge of the factors which predispose individual plant species to ozone damage. A recent review of the effects of ozone on grasslands (Bassin et al., 2007a) has drawn attention to the problems involved; this paper seeks to identify the practical issues that must be addressed in improving our knowledge and thereby identifying the risks associated with ozone exposure. This is a necessary first step before mitigation strategies can be developed.

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2008-03-31
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Cape, J. N., Bassin, S., Fuhrer, J., Gerosa, G., Alonso, R., Gimeno, B., Grünhage, L., Mikkelsen, T. N., & Mills, G. (2008). Challenges in Understanding the Risks to Natural and Semi-Natural Vegetation from Ozone Exposure. Italian Journal of Agronomy, 3(1), 53-60. https://doi.org/10.4081/ija.2008.53