Nato Science Series: IV:

Environmental UV Radiation: Impact on Ecosystems and Human Health and Predictive Models

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Environmental UV Radiation: Impact on Ecosystems and Human Health and Predictive Models Pisa, Italy, June 2001

Editors: Ghetti, Francesco, Checcucci, Giovanni, Bornman, Janet F. (Eds.)

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This volume originates from the NATO Advanced Study Institute Environmental UV Radiation: Impact on Ecosystems and Human Health and Predictive Models, held in Pisa, Italy in June 2001. The Institute was sponsored and mainly funded by the NATO Scientific Affairs Division, whose constant contribution in favour of the cooperation among scientists from different countries must be acknowledged. Other Institutions substantially contributed to the success of the ASI and our thanks and appreciation go to the Italian National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche), the Italian Space Agency (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana), the European Society for Photobiology and the bank Banca Toscana. In the last two decades of the past century, concern has been growing for the possible effects on the biosphere of the stratospheric ozone depletion, due to anthropogenic emissions of ozone-destroying chemicals. The ozone loss causes an increase in the biologically important part of the solar ultraviolet radiation (UV) reaching the Earth’s surface, which constitutes a threat to the biosphere, because of UV damaging effects on humans, animals and plants. The international agreements have reduced the production of ozo- destroying compounds, which, however, are still present in high concentrations in the stratosphere, mainly because of their longevity, and thus ozone depletion will likely continue for several decades.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Basic Concepts of Radiation

    David H. Sliney, Erin Chaney

    Pages 5-23

  • Solar Radiation and Its Measurement

    Harald K. Seidlitz, Andreas Krins

    Pages 25-38

  • Eldonet — European Light Dosimeter Network

    Donat -P. HäDer, Michael Lebert

    Pages 95-108

  • UV-B and UV-A Radiation Effects on Photosynthesis at the Molecular Level

    Cosmin Sicora, AndráS Szilárd, László Sass, et al.

    Pages 121-135

  • Detecting Stress-Induced Reactive Oxygen Species in Plants Under UV Stress

    Éva Hideg

    Pages 147-157

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental UV Radiation: Impact on Ecosystems and Human Health and Predictive Models
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Environmental UV Radiation: Impact on Ecosystems and Human Health and Predictive Models Pisa, Italy, June 2001
Editors
  • Francesco Ghetti
  • Giovanni Checcucci
  • Janet F. Bornman
Series Title
Nato Science Series: IV:
Series Volume
57
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3697-2
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3697-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3695-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3696-5
Series ISSN
1568-1238
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 288
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