Rainfall chemistry and potential beneficial-detrimental impact to indigenous vegetation.


Journal Article

This research project was designed to evaluate the effects of air pollutants on forests in southwestern Virginia. Extensive field studies utilizing tree coring techniques and open-top chamber experiments have shown that air pollutants for RAAP have periodically caused foliar injury to air pollution-sensitive trees and suppressed forest growth. Laboratory studies showed the genetic basis for interspecific differences in air pollution sensitivity and showed pollutants generally caused reductions in transpiration and photosynthesis.-from STAR, 22(12), 1984

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Winner, WE; Chevone, BI; Chappelka, A; Skelly, JM

Published Date

  • January 1, 1983

Citation Source

  • Scopus