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Air pollution: worldwide effects on mountain forestsAuthor(s): Anne M. Rosenthal; Andrzej Featured: Bytnerowicz
Source: Science Perspective PSW-SP-002. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 6 p
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionWidespread forest decline in remote areas of the Carpathian Mountains has been linked to air pollution from urban and industrial regions. Besides injuring plant tissues directly, pollutants may deposit to soils and water, drastically changing susceptible ecosystems. Researcher Andrzej Bytnerowicz has developed effective methods for assessing air quality over wildlands.
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CitationRosenthal, Anne M.; Featured: Bytnerowicz, Andrzej. 2004. Air pollution: worldwide effects on mountain forests. Science Perspective PSW-SP-002. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 6 p
KeywordsAir quality, forest decline, Carpathian mountains
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