Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/80433
Type of publication: Straipsnis konferencijos medžiagoje kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in conference proceedings in other databases (P1c)
Field of Science: Miškotyra / Forestry (A004)
Author(s): Augustaitis, Algirdas
Title: Did the ambient ozone affect forest ecosystems in Baltic region
Is part of: Research for Rural Development 2007: International scientific conference proceedings. Jelgava : Latvia university of agriculture., 2007
Extent: p. 135-142
Date: 2007
Keywords: Ambient ozone;Crown defoliation;Radial increment;Soil micro-arthropods;Small mammals
Abstract: The presented study aimed to explore the relationships between different indices of ambient ozone (O3) and tree defoliation, radial increment, and specific diversity and abundance of soil micro-arthropods, stream macro-invertebrates, small mammals (mainly rodents) in order to test the hypothesis that changes in the considered objects of forest ecosystem could be related to changes in ambient ozone concentration. The observations have been carried out on 3 integrated monitoring stations located in Aukstaitija (LT-01), Dzukija (LT-02) National Parks (NPs) since 1994 and Zemaitija (LT-03) NP since 1995. The obtained data revealed that only peak ozone concentrations (from 125 to 215 /ig m~3) had significant effect on changes in the considered components of forest biota. Radial increment and crown defoliation of Scots pine, a little lower the diversity of soil microarthropods, and the least diversity of small mammals were found to be the most sensitive to ozone exposure
Internet: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/80433
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Žemės ūkio akademija
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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