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

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Mosses are likely to absorb more SO2 and 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 SO2 absorption between these types of plants varied with habitat and ranged from 400 to 4000-fold. -from Authors

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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

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-3-642-70874-9_31

Citation Source

  • Scopus