You need JavaScript to view this

Dose-response functions for effects of acidic precipitation on vegetation

Journal Article:

Abstract

Research on the effect of sulfuric and nitric acids, as well as other substances, in rain on plant growth has focused on quantifying the relationship between doses of acids in precipitation and plant response. After eight years, there has been no direct demonstration of harmful effects to plants by ambient acidic rain in North America, and there remains considerable uncertainty about the potential risk to cultivated and native plants. Current efforts to describe the relationships between dose of acidity and effects on plants need better experimental approaches if the results are to be more relevant to actual field situations. Mechanistic models that describe the physiological and biochemical basis for effects of acidic rain on plants will be needed to provide confidence in the predictions of plant response. 34 references, 1 figure.
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1983
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-85-141292
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Water Qual. Bull.; (Canada); Journal Volume: 8
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; ACID RAIN; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; OZONE; PLANTS; DOSE-RESPONSE RELATIONSHIPS; SULFUR DIOXIDE; ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; EXPERIMENT PLANNING; PLANT GROWTH; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMISTRY; GROWTH; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PLANNING; RAIN; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; SULFUR OXIDES; 500200* - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 560303 - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Plants- (-1987)
OSTI ID:
5448890
Research Organizations:
Boyce Thompson Institute, Ithaca, NY
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: WQBUD
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 67-71, 109
Announcement Date:

Journal Article:

Citation Formats

Jacobson, J S, and Troiano, J J. Dose-response functions for effects of acidic precipitation on vegetation. Canada: N. p., 1983. Web.
Jacobson, J S, & Troiano, J J. Dose-response functions for effects of acidic precipitation on vegetation. Canada.
Jacobson, J S, and Troiano, J J. 1983. "Dose-response functions for effects of acidic precipitation on vegetation." Canada.
@misc{etde_5448890,
title = {Dose-response functions for effects of acidic precipitation on vegetation}
author = {Jacobson, J S, and Troiano, J J}
abstractNote = {Research on the effect of sulfuric and nitric acids, as well as other substances, in rain on plant growth has focused on quantifying the relationship between doses of acids in precipitation and plant response. After eight years, there has been no direct demonstration of harmful effects to plants by ambient acidic rain in North America, and there remains considerable uncertainty about the potential risk to cultivated and native plants. Current efforts to describe the relationships between dose of acidity and effects on plants need better experimental approaches if the results are to be more relevant to actual field situations. Mechanistic models that describe the physiological and biochemical basis for effects of acidic rain on plants will be needed to provide confidence in the predictions of plant response. 34 references, 1 figure.}
journal = {Water Qual. Bull.; (Canada)}
volume = {8}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Canada}
year = {1983}
month = {Jan}
}