Responses of Plants to UV-B Radiation

  • Jelte Rozema
  • Yiannis Manetas
  • Lars-Olof Björn

Part of the Advances in Vegetation Science book series (AIVS, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. General

    1. Lars Olof Björn, Ting Wang
      Pages 1-8
    2. J. Rozema, A. J. Noordijk, R. A. Broekman, A. van Beem, B. M. Meijkamp, N. V. J. de Bakker et al.
      Pages 9-26
    3. Sandra A. Moody, Nigel D. Paul, Lars Olof Björn, Terry V. Callaghan, John A. Lee, Yiannis Manetas et al.
      Pages 27-36
  3. Terrestrial Plants and Terrestrial Ecosystems

    1. Alenka Gaberščik, Mateja Novak, Tadeja Trošt, Zdenka Mazej, Mateja Germ, Lars-Olof Björn
      Pages 49-56
    2. Y. Petropoulou, O. Georgiou, G. K. Psaras, Y. Manetas
      Pages 57-64
  4. Arctic and Antarctic Plants and Ecosystems

  5. Interactions of UV-B Radiation with other Factors of Terrestrial Environments

    1. George Grammatikopoulos, Periklis Drilias, Aris Kyparissis, Yiola Petropoulou, Yiannis Manetas
      Pages 117-122
    2. Gaby Deckmyn, Erwin Cayenberghs, Reinhart Ceulemans
      Pages 123-133
    3. Esther M. Bolink, Ilse van Schalkwijk, Freek Posthumus, Philip R. van Hasselt
      Pages 147-156
    4. Marcel Tosserams, Jaqueline Smet, Erwin Magendans, Jelte Rozema
      Pages 157-168
    5. Aris Kyparissis, Periklis Drilias, Yiola Petropoulou, George Grammatikopoulos, Yiannis Manetas
      Pages 187-193
    6. Marcel Tosserams, Andries Visser, Mark Groen, Guido Kalis, Erwin Magendans, Jelte Rozema
      Pages 195-210
  6. Aquatic Plants and Aquatic Ecosystems

    1. Rajeshwar P. Sinha, Manfred Klisch, Almut Gröniger, Donat-P. Häder
      Pages 219-236
    2. N. V. J. de Bakker, A. P. van Beem, J. W. M. van de Staaij, J. Rozema, R. Aerts
      Pages 237-246
    3. Dag O. Hessen, Per J. Færøvig
      Pages 261-273
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 275-278

About this book


The research in this book covers papers on a great number of research projects on the responses of plants and crops of natural terrestrial ecosystems, of agro-ecosystems, and of aquatic ecosystems, to enhanced solar UV-B as a result of stratospheric ozone depletion. Some introductory chapters deal with general aspects of how plants respond to UV-B radiation.
Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) is a primary energy resource for terrestrial plants, necessary for plant growth. Inevitably terrestrial plants absorb UV-B when exposed to solar radiation. The spectral balance between PAR and UV-B is discussed in several chapters. The responses of plants and ecosystems from the Antarctic and Arctic to enhanced solar UV-B radiation as a consequence of the hole in the ozone layer are considered in some detail. In addition the papers in the book discuss the problem of how responses of plants to UV-B radiation interact with other environmental factors.
The book is of great importance for those who are involved in global change topics: biologists, ecologists, earth scientists, agronomists, environmental scientists, and those who develop environmental policy.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jelte Rozema
    • 1
  • Yiannis Manetas
    • 2
  • Lars-Olof Björn
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Systems EcologyVrije UniversiteitAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Biology, School of ScienceUniversity of PatrasGreece
  3. 3.Department of Plant PhysiologyLund UniversitySweden

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5353-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2892-8
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