Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Anita K. Rose
    Date: 2012
    Source: Bechtold, William A.; Bohne, Michael J.; Conkling, Barbara L.; Friedman, Dana L.; Tkacz, Borys M., eds. 2012. A synthesis of evaluation monitoring projects by the forest health monitoring program (1998–2007). Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-159. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 140 p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Southern Research Station
    PDF: Download Publication  (780.0 KB)

    Description

    Ozone is the product of chemical reactions that take place in the lower atmosphere when volatile organic compounds mix and react with nitrogen oxides in the presence of sunlight. Ozone exposure, uptake, and sensitivity all play important roles in the response of plants to ozone. Weather patterns and changes in emissions of precursors account for a majority of year-to-year variations in ozone exposure. The uptake of ozone by plants depends upon many things, including physiological age, climate, light availability, site characteristics, and available soil moisture (Peterson and others 1993, Bartholomay and others 1997, Samuelson and Kelly 2001). Sensitivity to ozone varies by species, genotype, physiological age, and leaf morphology. Several species, such as black cherry (Prunus serotina Ehrh.) and blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis Porter), are known to be sensitive to ozone and exhibit a visible foliar response. In addition, reduced growth and decreased species richness have been reported from studies of ozone impacts to plants (Arbaugh and others 1998, Barbo and others 1998, Bartholomy and others 1997, McLaughlin and Downing 1996, Rebbeck 1996, Reinert and others 1996, Samuelson and Edwards 1993, Somers and others 1998). 

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to pubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Rose, Anita K. 2012. Ozone. In: Bechtold, William A.; Bohne, Michael J.; Conkling, Barbara L. [and others], eds. A synthesis of evaluation monitoring projects by the forest health monitoring program (1998–2007). Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-159. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 115–120.

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page
https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/57814