Oxidant Air Pollution Impacts in the Montane Forests of Southern California

A Case Study of the San Bernardino Mountains

  • Paul R. Miller
  • Joe R. McBride

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 134)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. P. R. Miller, J. R. McBride
      Pages 1-3
  3. Description of Soils, Climate, Natural Resources, and Their Modification by Anthropogenic Influences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. M. A. Poth, P. Wohlgemuth
      Pages 7-27
    3. F. M. Fujioka, J. O. Roads, S.-C. Chen
      Pages 28-43
    4. Richard A. Minnich
      Pages 44-78
  4. Effects of Ozone and Other Air Pollutants on Vegetation and Soils in the San Bernardino Mountains

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. John G. Watson, Judith C. Chow, Clifton A. Frazier, Barbara Hinsvark, Mark Green
      Pages 81-105
    3. M. J. Arbaugh, D. L. Peterson, P. R. Miller
      Pages 179-207
    4. A. Bytnerowicz, M. E. Fenn, P. R. Miller, M. J. Arbaugh
      Pages 235-269
    5. A. Bytnerowicz, P. Padgett, K. Percy, M. Krywult, G. Riechers, J. Hom
      Pages 270-287
  5. Interactions of Physical, Chemical, and Biological Factors and Their Influences on Forest Health and Forest Use

  6. Synthesis and Conclusions

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 417-424

About this book


Since the 1950s, the pines native to the San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California have shown symptoms of decline that have proven to result from exposure to ozone, a major plant-damaging gas in photochemical oxidant air pollution. Because of their proximity to major urban areas, the San Bernardino Mountains have served as a natural laboratory for studying effects of oxidant and acidic air pollution on a mixed-conifer forest. This volume presents a body of research conducted over more than thirty years, including an intensive interdisciplinary five-year study begun in 1991. Chapters include studies of the relationships of biogeography and climate to the region's air pollution, the chemical and physiological mechanisms of ozone injury, as well as the impacts of nitrogen-containing pollutants and natural stresses on polluted forests. The synthesis of such long-term studies provides insights into the combined influences of pollutants on ecosystem function in forested regions with Mediterranean-type climates.


Air pollution biogeography climate climatology cyclin environment forest geology growth health nitrogen ozone pollutants pollution vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul R. Miller
    • 1
  • Joe R. McBride
    • 2
  1. 1.USDA Forest ServiceRiversideUSA
  2. 2.Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and ManagementUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7143-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1436-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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