Effects of Acid Deposition Upon Outputs from Terrestrial to Aquatic Ecosystems

  • Eville Gorham
  • William W. McFee
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 4)


Linkages among ecosystems are receiving much attention currently (Likens and Bormann,1; Hasler,2) and are especially important for aquatic ecosystems, which serve as receptors for the diverse outputs of terrestrial ecosystems and are strongly affected by them. The influence of acid precipitation upon terrestrial outputs may be direct, where elements deposited from the atmosphere to the land pass over or through the soil to streams and lakes; or it may be indirect, where elements added in precipitation accelerate or retard the processes of soil weathering, leaching and organic decomposition.


Heavy Metal Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Aquatic Ecosystem Terrestrial Ecosystem Atmospheric Deposition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eville Gorham
    • 1
  • William W. McFee
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Ecology & Behavioral BiologyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of AgronomyPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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