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Influence of Drought Stress on the Response of Shortleaf Pine to Ozone

  • Richard B. Flagler
  • John C. Brissette
  • James P. Barnett
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 128)

Abstract

The gaseous composition of the atmosphere has changed significantly during the past century as the result of anthropogenic activity. Changes in the physical and chemical climate of the southern United States may have significant detrimental effects on the forest tree species that grow in this extensive and complex region. Although the consequences of these changes for forest ecosystems are manifold, the most significant outcomes may be 1) chronic exposure of ecologically and economically important species to elevated levels of phytotoxic pollutants, and 2) global and regional scale changes in precipitation regimes. Knowledge of the combined impacts of the climatic and air pollutant stresses on forests and forest species is essential to ensuring their productivity and sustainability.

Keywords

Drought Stress Ozone Concentration Diameter Growth Ozone Exposure Ozone Treatment 
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  • Richard B. Flagler
  • John C. Brissette
  • James P. Barnett

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