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Ecological Genetics and Air Pollution

Editors: Taylor, George E. Jr., Pitelka, Louis F., Clegg, Michael T. (Eds.)

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Human activities influence the chemical and physical properties of the atmosphere; examples are increases in troposphere concentrations of ozone, carbon dioxide, oxides of nitrogen and sulfur, heavy metals and UV-B radiation. Many of these changes can alter the physiological status of terrestrial vegetation through either inhibition or enhancement of growth and reproduction, thereby influencing the ability of sensitive plants to compete for limited resources. As a result, air pollution stress may be changing the genetic structure of plant populations. In this book, leading researchers with a broad, interdisciplinary range of expertise discuss the known and measurable effects of pollution on terrestrial vegetation within the framework of ecological genetics, as well as suitable experimental methodologies to analyze the often novel or unusual effects of such environmental stresses. For environmental researchers and managers, Ecological Genetics and Air Pollution will be a welcomed introduction to this field of growing importance for long-term ecological studies.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Taylor, George E., Jr. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Evolution in Relation to Environmental Stress

    Bradshaw, Anthony D. (et al.)

    Pages 11-31

  • Ecological Genetics and Chemical Modifications of the Atmosphere

    Bell, J. Nigel B. (et al.)

    Pages 33-59

  • Atmospheric Pollution and Terrestrial Vegetation: Evidence of Changes, Linkages, and Significance to Selection Processes

    McLaughlin, Samuel B. (et al.)

    Pages 61-101

  • Evidence of Changes, Linkages, and Significance of Atmospheric Pollution to the Selection Process

    Roberts, T. Mike

    Pages 103-109

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Softcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecological Genetics and Air Pollution
Editors
  • George E. Jr. Taylor
  • Louis F. Pitelka
  • Michael T. Clegg
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-3060-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-3060-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7780-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 359
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