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Desertification due to Air Pollution in Attica

  • N. S. Margaris
  • M. Arianoutsou-Faraggitaki
  • S. Tselas
  • L. Loukas
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Summary

In this work some productivity characteristics as well as the regeneration capability of two typical mediterranean-type Attican ecosystems are considered in relation to their air-pollution load. It is found that both the primary production and the regeneration of the most polluted area (Korydalos) is strongly eliminated, and this finding is taken as an obvious signal of degradation which is gradually directing the system to a desert situation, due to air-pollution.

Keywords

Productivity Characteristic Regeneration Capability Temperate Forest Ecosystem Canopy Diameter Summation Curve 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. S. Margaris
    • 1
  • M. Arianoutsou-Faraggitaki
    • 1
  • S. Tselas
    • 1
  • L. Loukas
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Ecology, Department of Biology, School of SciencesUniversity of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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