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Plant Responses to Air Pollution and Global Change

  • Kenji Omasa
  • Isamu Nouchi
  • Luit J. De Kok
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Plant Responses to Air Pollution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mark Durenkamp, Freek S. Posthumus, C. Elisabeth E. Stuiver, Luit J. De Kok
      Pages 3-11
    3. Rainer Matyssek, Gerhard Wieser, Angela J. Nunn, Markus Löw, Christiane Then, Karin Herbinger et al.
      Pages 21-28
    4. Dieter Grill, Hardy Pfanz, Bohumir Lomsky, Andrzej Bytnerowicz, Nancy E. Grulke, Michael Tausz
      Pages 37-44
    5. Tatiana A. Mikhailova, Nadezhda S. Berezhnaya, Olga V. Ignatieva, Larisa V. Afanasieva
      Pages 45-51
    6. Friedl Herman, Stefan Smidt, Wolfgang Loibl, Harald R. Bolhar-Nordenkampf
      Pages 53-61
  3. Plant Responses to Climate Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Bruce A. Kimball, Sherwood B. Idso
      Pages 73-80
    3. Ken’ichi Yazaki, Yutaka Maruyama, Shigeta Mori, Takayoshi Koike, Ryo Funada
      Pages 89-97
  4. Plant Responses to Combination of Air Pollution and Climate Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. David M. Olszyk, David T. Tingey, William E. Hogsett, E. Henry Lee
      Pages 101-109
    3. Peter Fleischer, Barbara Godzik, Svetlana Bicarova, Andrzej Bytnerowicz
      Pages 111-121
  5. Genetics and Molecular Biology for Functioning Improvement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Marcus A. Samuel, Godfrey P. Miles, Brian E. Ellis
      Pages 125-132
    3. Judy Lieman-Hurwitz, Leonid Asipov, Shimon Rachmilevitch, Yehouda Marcus, Aaron Kaplan
      Pages 133-139

About these proceedings


The main force behind climate change is the elevated concentration of CO2 in the at­ mosphere. Carbon dioxide and air pollutants come mostly from the same industrial sources and diffuse globally, so that air pollution is also part of global change in the pre­ sent era. The impacts on plants and plant ecosystems have complex interrelationships and lead to global change in a circular manner as changes in land cover and atmospheric and soil environments. Plant metabolism of CO2 and air pollutants and their gas fluxes in plant ecosystems influence the global gaseous cycles as well as the impacts on plants. The 6th International Symposium on Plant Responses to Air Pollution and Global Changes was held at the Tsukuba Center for Institutes and Epochal Tsukuba, in Tsukuba, Japan, October 19-22, 2004. The aim of the symposium series is to bring together scien­ tists of various disciplines who are actively involved in research on responses of plant metabolism to air pollution and global change. The previous symposia were held in Ox­ ford, UK, 1982 (1st), in Munich, Germany, 1987 (2nd), in Blacksburg, USA, 1992 (3rd), in Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands, 1997 (4th), and in Pulawy, Poland, 2001 (5th).


Air pollution Scale bacteria biosphere climate change ecosystem ecosystems environment nitrogen pollution terrestrial ecosystem vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenji Omasa
    • 1
  • Isamu Nouchi
    • 2
  • Luit J. De Kok
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of Agricultural and Life SciencesThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Agro-Meteorology GroupNational Institute for Agro-Environmental SciencesTsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  3. 3.Laboratory of Plant PhysiologyUniversity of GroningenHarenThe Netherlands

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