Air Pollution and Forests

Interactions between Air Contaminants and Forest Ecosystems

  • William H. Smith

Part of the Springer Series on Environmental Management book series (SSEM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. William H. Smith
      Pages 1-7
  3. Air Pollution

    1. William H. Smith
      Pages 8-54
  4. Forests Function as Sources and Sinks for Air Contaminants — Class I Interactions

  5. Forests are Influenced by Air Contaminants in a Subtle Manner — Class II Interactions

  6. Forest Ecosystems are Influenced by Air Contaminants in a Dramatic Manner—Class III Interaction

  7. Global Atmospheric Stress and Forest Risk Assessment

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 611-618

About this book


This series is dedicated to serving the growing community of scholars and practitioners concerned with the principles and applications of environmental management. Each volume will be a thorough treatment of a specific topic of importance for proper management practices. A fundamental objective of these books is to help the reader discern and implement human's stewardship of our environment and the world's renewable resources. For we must strive to understand the relationship between humankind and nature, act to bring harmony to it, and nurture an environment that is both stable and productive. These objectives have often eluded us because the pursuit of other individual and societal goals has diverted us from a course of living in balance with the environment. At times, therefore, the environmental manager may have to exert restrictive control, which is usually best applied to humans, not nature. Attempts to alter or harness nature have often failed or backfired, as exemplified by the results of imprudent use of herbicides, fertilizers, water, and other agents. Each book in this series will shed light on the fundamental and applied aspects of environmental management. It is hoped that each will help solve a practical and serious environmental problem.


Air Biom Forstökologie Luftreinhaltung Pathogen Pollution Vegetation ecosystem nutrient cycling

Authors and affiliations

  • William H. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Forestry and Environmental StudiesYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7955-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3296-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6161
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