912317 Air pollution effects on forest ecosystems (in Eng.)


Art
Vorlesung und Seminar
Semesterstunden
2
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Berger, Torsten Winfried , Schafellner, Christa
Organisation
Institut für Waldökologie (IFE)
Angeboten im Semester
Wintersemester 2017/18
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen
Englisch

Lehrinhalt

The introduction to air pollution effects on mountain forests includes brief overviews of disciplines like meteorology, botany, ecology, plant sociology, physiology, environmental biotechnology, forest science, environmental analyses and others.
Air pollutants from natural and anthropogenic sources are discussed due to their importance, frequency, long-term effects and toxic consequences on forest ecosystems, as well as their origins and interactions, especially ozone stress. Symptoms of air pollution as well as nutrient deficiencies on plants are demonstrated.

Further topics are: Determination and evaluation of symptoms, possibilities of reduction and monitoring systems of air pollution and nutrient deficiencies, critical levels, critical loads and legislation.

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

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Lehrziel

The students will understand the causal relationships between emission sources, transmission and the impacts of air pollutants on mountain forests.
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