Nutrients in Ecosystems

Changes of Atmospheric Chemistry and Effects on Forest Ecosystems

A Roof Experiment without a Roof

Editors: Hüttl, Reinhard F., Bellmann, K. (Eds.)

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This volume summarises the result of an interdisciplinary research programme entitled `Rehabilitation of the Atmosphere of the New States of Germany - Effects on Terrestrial Ecosystems'. Before the unification of Germany, emission loads of SO2 and dust particles were up to 18-fold higher in East than in West Germany. However, emission rates have decreased significantly since reunification in 1990, due to the breakdown of a large number of industrial and particularly lignite- fired powerplants and the implementation of clean air technologies. In order to study the effects of these dramatic changes in atmospheric chemistry on terrestrial ecosystems, comprehensive field studies were conducted in pine forest ecosystems along an historic gradient of atmospheric deposition rates in the northeastern lowlands of Germany. The fast and dramatic reduction of dust particle and SO2 emissions offers a unique opportunity to test the role of SO2 and alkaline particle deposition with regard to changes or damage to forest ecosystems and whether the forest stands return to a state of resilience. In this respect, this ecosystem experiment can be looked upon as a roof experiment without a roof.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction to the SANA-project (SANA: regeneration of the atmosphere above the new states of Germany — effects on forest ecosystems)

    Bellmann, K. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Site and stand description

    Hüttl, R. F. (et al.)

    Pages 17-20

  • Nutrient element distribution in the above-ground biomass of Scots pine stands

    Ende, H.-P. (et al.)

    Pages 21-35

  • Responses of sulphur- and nitrogen-containing compounds in Scots pine needles

    Schulz, H. (et al.)

    Pages 37-63

  • Photosynthetic capacity, respiration and water use efficiency in Scots pine stands

    Dudel, G. E. (et al.)

    Pages 65-95

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Changes of Atmospheric Chemistry and Effects on Forest Ecosystems
Book Subtitle
A Roof Experiment without a Roof
Editors
  • Reinhard F. Hüttl
  • K. Bellmann
Series Title
Nutrients in Ecosystems
Series Volume
3
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9022-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9022-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5713-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5224-7
Series ISSN
1387-5248
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 325
Topics