Advances in Vegetation Science

UV-B and Biosphere

Editors: Rozema, J., Gieskes, W.W.C., van de Geijn, S.C., Nolan, C., de Boois, H. (Eds.)

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Current phase-out schedules of the production and emission of CFC's indicate that chlorine loading in the stratosphere is not yet at its maximum. The recovery of stratospheric ozone is estimated to take time and ele­ vated levels of UV-B radiation are expected to occur throughout most of the next century. Despite numerous physiological studies of UV-B effects on plants, often grown in climate chambers, knowledge of UV-B effects on organisms and processes in natural aquatic or terrestrial ecosystems is poor. Currently it appears that UV-B radiation is not just an environmental stress' factor to plants. In various ways, which are incompletely understood, UV-B affects a wide range of physiological and ecological processes. Remarkably, recent field studies indicate that enhanced UV-B does not markedly affect photosynthesis, growth and primary production, but rather interferes with plant morphogenesis and plant and ecosystem functions relating to the secondary metabolism. This special issue and book UV-B and Biosphere is an attempt to cover this range and to report the progress made in the research of ecological effects of enhanced solar UV-B radiation. The papers in this book formed the basis of an international workshop entitled' UV-B and Biosphere' , December 15-18, 1995, in Wageningen, The Netherlands. A first reaction of Hans de Boois on the number of papers and sessions scheduled from Friday to Sunday morning was: far too many.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Penetration and effects of solar UV-B on phytoplankton and macroalgae

    Häder, D.-P.

    Pages 4-13

  • UV damage to plant life in a photobiologically dynamic environment: the case of marine phytoplankton

    Gieskes, W. W. C. (et al.)

    Pages 16-25

  • Effects of acute and chronic UV-B exposure on a green alga: a continuous culture study using a computer-controlled dynamic light regime

    Veen, A. (et al.)

    Pages 28-40

  • Role of ultraviolet-B radiation on bacterioplankton and the availability of dissolved organic matter

    Herndl, Gerhard J. (et al.)

    Pages 42-51

  • Physiological and structural changes in the chloroplast of the green alga Micrasterias denticulata induced by UV-B simulation

    Lütz, Cornelius (et al.)

    Pages 54-64

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
UV-B and Biosphere
Editors
  • Jelte Rozema
  • W.W.C. Gieskes
  • S.C. van de Geijn
  • C. Nolan
  • H. de Boois
Series Title
Advances in Vegetation Science
Series Volume
17
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-5718-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-5718-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4422-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6411-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 313
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