Annual absorption of gaseous air pollutants by mosses and vascular plants in diverse habitats.


Journal Article

Mosses are likely to absorb more SO2and other gaseous pollutants during the course of a year than are vascular plants. This was apparent with all habitats examined, from the tropics to the arctic tundra. The difference in annual SO2absorption between these types of plants varied with habitat and ranged from 400 to 4000-fold. -from Authors

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Winner, WE; Atkinson, CJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 1987

Published In

  • Effects of Atmospheric Pollutants on Forests, Wetlands and Agricultural Ecosystems. Proc. Toronto, 1985

Start / End Page

  • 427 - 438

Citation Source

  • Scopus