Forest Decline and Atmospheric Deposition Effects in the French Mountains

Editors: Landmann, Guy, Bonneau, Maurice, Kaennel, M. (Eds.)

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Forest decline became a matter of public and scientific concern in France in 1983 when conifers in the Vosges mountains were found to exhibit unusual crown deterioration. An impassioned controversy on a supposedly large scale forest health problem was then in full swing in Central Europe. A co-ordinated research programme entitled DEFORPA ("Deperissement des For~ts et Pollution AtmospMrique") was launched in 1984. This programme ran from 1984 to 1991 and a number of projects are still in progress. The Programme was sponsored by three French ministries (Enviroument, Agriculture and Forestry, Research and Technologyl), several state agencies, various regional authorities and the Commission of the European Communities (DO xn and DG VI). Initially, emphasis was solely laid on the understanding of forest decline in the mountainous areas - because damage was most obvious there - in relation to natural and man-made factors. Air pollution was given high but not overwhelming priority. Thus, the DEFORPA Programme was not in its essence a nation-wide assessment of air pollution effects, unlike a number of national acidification research programmes in Europe and North America. During. the programme, however, the areas of concern expanded. In particular, research into water acidification in the Vosges mountains was developed in parallel with the DEFORPA Programme, and possible eutrophication of the ground flora in northeastern France became the subject of new research.

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"Guy Landmann and Maurice Bonneau are to be congratulated. There have now been a number of books of this type on forest decline, however, this volume is focused and makes a valuable and unique contribution to the subject." - Environmental Pollution

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Ground Monitoring of Crown Condition of Forest Trees in the French Mountains

    Landmann, G. (et al.)

    Pages 3-40

  • Crown Damage in Norway Spruce and Silver Fir: Relation to Nutritional Status and Soil Chemical Characteristics in the French Mountains

    Landmann, G. (et al.)

    Pages 41-81

  • Crown Damage in Norway Spruce and Silver Fir: Relation to Site and Stand Factors in the French Mountains

    Landmann, G. (et al.)

    Pages 82-119

  • Growth and Decline Symptoms of Silver Fir and Norway Spruce in Northeastern France: Relation to Climate, Nutrition and Silviculture

    Becker, M. (et al.)

    Pages 120-142

  • Long-term Changes in Forest Productivity in Northeastern France: the Dendroecological Approach

    Becker, M. (et al.)

    Pages 143-156

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forest Decline and Atmospheric Deposition Effects in the French Mountains
Editors
  • M. Kaennel
  • Guy Landmann
  • Maurice Bonneau
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-79535-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-79535-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-79537-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 461
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