© 1993

Forest Decline in the Atlantic and Pacific Region

  • Reinhard F. Huettl
  • Dieter Mueller-Dombois

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Forest Decline in the Atlantic Region

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. F. Haemmerli, R. Schlaepfer
      Pages 3-17
    3. D. W. Johnson, S. E. Lindberg, H. Van Miegroet, G. M. Lovett, D. W. Cole, M. J. Mitchell et al.
      Pages 66-81
    4. A. Adamowicz, J. M. Skelly, L. H. McCormick
      Pages 144-161
    5. I. Kottke, R. Weber, T. Ritter, F. Oberwinkler
      Pages 189-201
  3. Forest Decline in the Pacfic Region

About this book


Forest damage, forest decline, forest dieback - not related to biotic agents - is occurring in the Atlantic and Pacific regions. In Europe and Eastern North America this serious problem is considered to be, at least to some part, related to industrial air pollutants and their atmospheric conversion products, such as acid rain or ozone. Forest declines in the Pacific region have been attributed largely to natural causes involving forest dynamics, since air pollution and other negative anthropogenic influences are practically absent. Presented here are typical decline phenomena in the Pacific and Atlantic region, potential causes, effects and mitigation strategies, and the question whether there are any similarities on a functional or structural basis is addressed.


Forest Decline Forstwirtschaft Luftverschmutzung Umweltverschmutzung Waldsterben air pollution environment environmental pollution environmental science forest forestry pollutants pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Reinhard F. Huettl
    • 1
  • Dieter Mueller-Dombois
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Agricultural Landscape and Landuse ResearchInstitute of Forest EcologyEberswaldeFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Department of BotanyUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA

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