Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/81040
Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Miškotyra / Forestry (A004)
Author(s): Augustaitis, Algirdas;Bytnerowicz, Andrzej
Title: Contribution of ambient ozone to Scots pine defoliation and reduced growth in the Central European forests: A Lithuanian case study
Is part of: Environmental Pollution. , 2008, Vol. 155, Issue 3
Extent: p. 436-445
Date: 2008
Keywords: Peak ozone concentration;Acidifying compounds;Meteorological parameters;Scots pine;Basal area increment;Defoliation
Abstract: The study aimed to explore if changes in crown defoliation and stem growth of Scots pines (Pinus sylvestris L.) could be related to changes in ambient ozone (O3) concentration in central Europe. To meet this objective the study was performed in 3 Lithuanian national parks, close to the ICP integrated monitoring stations from which data on meteorology and pollution were provided. Contribution of peak O3 concentrations to the integrated impact of acidifying compounds and meteorological parameters on pine stem growth was found to be more significant than its contribution to the integrated impact of acidifying compounds and meteorological parameters on pine defoliation. Findings of the study provide statistical evidence that peak concentrations of ambient O3 can have a negative impact on pine tree crown defoliation and stem growth reduction under field conditions in central and northeastern Europe where the AOT40 values for forests are commonly below their phytotoxic levels
Internet: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/81040
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Žemės ūkio akademija
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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