Advances in Vegetation Science

Responses of Plants to UV-B Radiation

Editors: Rozema, Jelte, Manetas, Yiannis, Björn, Lars Olof (Eds.)

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The research in this book covers papers on a great number of research projects on the responses of plants and crops of natural terrestrial ecosystems, of agro-ecosystems, and of aquatic ecosystems, to enhanced solar UV-B as a result of stratospheric ozone depletion. Some introductory chapters deal with general aspects of how plants respond to UV-B radiation.
Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) is a primary energy resource for terrestrial plants, necessary for plant growth. Inevitably terrestrial plants absorb UV-B when exposed to solar radiation. The spectral balance between PAR and UV-B is discussed in several chapters. The responses of plants and ecosystems from the Antarctic and Arctic to enhanced solar UV-B radiation as a consequence of the hole in the ozone layer are considered in some detail. In addition the papers in the book discuss the problem of how responses of plants to UV-B radiation interact with other environmental factors.
The book is of great importance for those who are involved in global change topics: biologists, ecologists, earth scientists, agronomists, environmental scientists, and those who develop environmental policy.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Is provitamin D a UV-B receptor in plants?

    Björn, Lars Olof (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • (Poly)phenolic compounds in pollen and spores of Antarctic plants as indicators of solar UV-B

    Rozema, J. (et al.)

    Pages 9-26

  • The direct effects of UV-B radiation on Betula pubescens litter decomposing at four European field sites

    Moody, Sandra A. (et al.)

    Pages 27-36

  • The reduction of aboveground Calamagrostis epigeios mass and tiller number by enhanced UV-B in a dune-grassland ecosystem

    Oudejans, A. M. C. (et al.)

    Pages 37-48

  • The influence of enhanced UV-B radiation on the spring geophyte Pulmonaria officinalis

    Gaberščik, Alenka (et al.)

    Pages 49-56

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Responses of Plants to UV-B Radiation
Editors
  • Jelte Rozema
  • Yiannis Manetas
  • Lars Olof Björn
Series Title
Advances in Vegetation Science
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-2892-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-2892-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6062-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5353-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 278
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