Air Pollution Impacts on Plants in East Asia

  • Takeshi┬áIzuta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Air Pollution in East Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Shiro Hatakeyama
      Pages 3-20
    3. Shiro Hatakeyama
      Pages 21-42
    4. Hiroyuki Sase
      Pages 43-53
  3. Effects of Gaseous Air Pollutants on Plants in Japan

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Tetsushi Yonekura, Takeshi Izuta
      Pages 57-71
    3. Makoto Watanabe, Yasutomo Hoshika, Takayoshi Koike, Takeshi Izuta
      Pages 73-100
    4. Makoto Watanabe, Yasutomo Hoshika, Takayoshi Koike, Takeshi Izuta
      Pages 101-110
  4. Case Studies in Japanese Forests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Mitsutoshi Kitao, Yukio Yasuda, Masabumi Komatsu, Satoshi Kitaoka, Kenichi Yazaki, Hiroyuki Tobita et al.
      Pages 125-133
    3. Takashi Yamaguchi, Makoto Watanabe, Izumi Noguchi, Takayoshi Koike
      Pages 135-150
  5. Effects of Gaseous Air Pollutants on Plants in China

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Zhaozhong Feng, Haoye Tang, Kazuhiko Kobayashi
      Pages 175-194
    3. Zhaozhong Feng, Pin Li
      Pages 195-219
  6. Effects of Acid Deposition on Asian Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Hideyuki Matsumura, Takeshi Izuta
      Pages 237-247
    3. Takeshi Izuta
      Pages 257-270
    4. Tatsuro Nakaji, Takeshi Izuta
      Pages 271-280
  7. Effects of Aerosol on Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Masahiro Yamaguchi, Takeshi Izuta
      Pages 283-293
    3. Masahiro Yamaguchi, Takeshi Izuta
      Pages 295-308
    4. Kazuhide Matsuda
      Pages 309-322

About this book


This is the only book to offer an up-to-date overview of air pollution in East Asia and the effects of air pollutants such as ozone, acid deposition and aerosols on Asian crops and trees. It is unique in that it discusses the fundamentals of environmental plant science and research advances in the area at the plant ecophysiology level. It addresses various topics, including gaseous air pollutants such as ozone; soil acidification and atmospheric nitrogen deposition due to acid deposition; PM2.5 and the effects of air pollutants on growth, yield and physiological functions such as photosynthesis of crops and trees in East Asia.

It is a valuable resource for environmental scientists, plant scientists, government officials, industrialists, environmentalists, undergraduate and graduate students and anyone interested in the application of the latest findings to agricultural production and protection of forest ecosystems in Asia. It also provides useful information for professionals involved in research, development, production, processing and marketing of agricultural products, including those in developing countries who are interested in advanced environmental science in this field.


Forest decline Indicator plants for air pollutants Acid deposition Acid rain Aerosol Soil acidification Ammonium sulfate particles Black carbon Gaseous air pollutants Ozone Nitrogen saturation Transboundary air pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Takeshi┬áIzuta
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of AgricultureTokyo University of Agriculture and TechnologyFuchu, TokyoJapan

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