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Environmental pollution and plant responses
Agrawal, Shashi Bhushan.
Publication Information:
Boca Raton, Fla. : Lewis Publishers, [1999]

Physical Description:
393 pages : illustrations, map ; 27 cm
Global climate change and crop responses : uncertainties associated with the current methodologies / Sagar V. Krupa and J.V. Groth -- Effects of climate change on the behavior of woody perennials / Christopher J. Atkinson -- CO₂ enrichment of the atmosphere and the water economy of plants / James Heath and Terry A. Mansfield -- Plants responses to elevated CO₂ : a perspective from natural CO₂ springs / Maurizio Badiani ... [et al.] -- UV- effects on plants / Manfred Tevini -- Field studies on impacts of air pollution on agricultural crops / J.N.B. Bell and F.M. Marshall -- Air pollution and vegetation damage in South America : state of knowledge and perspectives / Andreas Klumpp, Marisa Domingos and María Luisa Pignata -- Effects of air pollution on plant diversity / Madhoolika Agrawal and S.B. Agrawal -- Effects of tropospheric ozone on woody plants / Katrien Bortier, Reinhart Ceulemans and Ludwig de Temmerman -- Extracellular antioxidants : a protective screen against ozone? / Tom Lyons ... [et al.] -- Early detection, mechanisms of tolerance, and amelioration of ozone stress in crop plants / Edward H. Lee -- Defense strategies against ozone in trees : the role of nutrition / Andrea Polle ... [et al.] -- Use of protective chemicals to assess the effects of ambient ozone on plants / William J. Manning -- Sources, atmospheric transport, and sinks of tropospheric nitrous and nitric acids / Ralf Zimmerling and Ulrich Dämmgen -- Effects of sulfur dioxide and acid deposition on Chinese crops / Cao Hongfa ... [et al.] -- The use of calibrated passive monitors to assess crop loss due to ozone in rural locations / Victor C. Runeckles and Patricia A. Bowen -- Wild plant and crop plant species for in situ microspore analysis of a polluted environment / G. Murín and K. Mièieta -- Phytomonitoring in industrial areas / Sharad B. Chaphekar -- Statistical baseline values for chemical elements in the lichen Hypogymnia physodes / James P. Bennett -- Monitoring air pollutant deposition in the Arctic with a lichen by means of microscopy and energy-dispersive x-ray microanalysis : a case study / Richard F.E. Crang -- Phytochelatins and metal tolerance / Rajesh K. Mehra and Rudra D. Tripathi.
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One of the most problematic issues confronting societies today is the massive transformations of the environment throughout the world. The challenge of maintaining a sustainable environment is the most pressing issue of our time.

Author Notes

S. B. Agrawal, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences of Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Allahabad
Madhoolika Agrawal, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Botany at Banaras Hindu University

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Choice Review

Environmental Pollution and Plant Responses is an excellent treatise on the impacts of anthropogenic air pollution and related climate change on agricultural crops and forest trees. Editors S.B. Agrawal (Allahabad Agricultural Institute, India) and M. Agrawal (Banaras Hindu Univ., India) did a fine job in recruiting leading experts from around the world to compile a "state of knowledge" document that is exceptionally well organized, well written, and timely. The purpose of the book was "to evaluate what is known, identify information gaps, and provide directions for future research...." They accomplished all their goals in this book, which is destined to become a classic. In all, the book comprises 21 chapters with in-depth discussions of carbon dioxide, ozone, sulfur dioxide, acid deposition, nitrogen oxides, and other pollutants. As an avid and long-time researcher in the field of air pollution impacts on forest trees, this reviewer's only regret in reading this fantastic book is that he did not think of the idea of this book himself. Well done! General readers; undergraduates through professionals. D. F. Karnosky; Michigan Technological University

Table of Contents

Sagar V. Krupa and J. V. GrothChristopher J. AtkinsonJames Heath and Terry A. MansfieldMaurizio Badiani and Antonio Raschi and Anna Rita Paolacci and Franco MigliettaManfred TeviniJ. N. B. Bell and F. M. MarshallAndreas Klumpp and Marisa Domingos and Maria Luisa PignataMadhoolika Agrawal and S. B. AgrawalKatrien Bortier and Reinert Ceulemans and Ludwig de TemmermanTom Lyons and Matthias Plochl and Eniko Turcsanyi and Jeremy BarnesEdward H. LeeAndrea Polle and Rainer Matyssek and Madeleine S. Gunthardt-Goerg and Stefan MaurerWilliam J. ManningRalf Zimmerling and Ulrich DammgenCao Hongfa and Jianmin Shu and Yingwa Shen and Yingxin Gao and Jixi Gao and Linbo ZhangVictor C. Runeckles and Patricia A. BowenG. Murin and K. MieietaSharad B. ChaphekarJames P. BennettRichard F. E. CrangRajesh K. Mehra and Rudra D. Tripathi
Chapter 1 Global Climate Change and Crop Responses: Uncertainties Associated with the Current Methodologiesp. 1
Chapter 2 The Effects of Climate Change on the Behavior of Woody Perennialsp. 19
Chapter 3 CO[subscript 2] Enrichment of the Atmosphere and the Water Economy of Plantsp. 33
Chapter 4 Plant Responses to Elevated CO[subscript 2]: A Perspective from Natural CO[subscript 2] Springsp. 45
Chapter 5 UV-Effects on Plantsp. 83
Chapter 6 Field Studies on Impacts of Air Pollution on Agricultural Cropsp. 99
Chapter 7 Air Pollution and Vegetation Damage in South America: State of Knowledge and Perspectivesp. 111
Chapter 8 Effects of Air Pollution on Plant Diversityp. 137
Chapter 9 Effects of Tropospheric Ozone on Woody Plantsp. 153
Chapter 10 Extracellular Antioxidants: A Protective Screen Against Ozone?p. 183
Chapter 11 Early Detection, Mechanisms of Tolerance, and Amelioration of Ozone Stress in Crop Plantsp. 203
Chapter 12 Defense Strategies against Ozone in Trees: The Role of Nutritionp. 223
Chapter 13 Use of Protective Chemicals to Assess the Effects of Ambient Ozone on Plantsp. 247
Chapter 14 Sources, Atmospheric Transport, and Sinks of Tropospheric Nitrous and Nitric Acidsp. 259
Chapter 15 Effects of Sulfur Dioxide and Acid Deposition on Chinese Cropsp. 295
Chapter 16 The Use of Calibrated Passive Monitors to Assess Crop Loss Due to Ozone in Rural Locationsp. 307
Chapter 17 Wild Plant and Crop Plant Species for In Situ Microspore Analysis of a Polluted Environmentp. 317
Chapter 18 Phytomonitoring in Industrial Areasp. 329
Chapter 19 Statistical Baseline Values for Chemical Elements in the Lichen Hypogymnia physodesp. 343
Chapter 20 Monitoring Air Pollutant Deposition in the Arctic with a Lichen by Means of Microscopy and Energy-Dispersive X-ray Microanalysis: A Case Studyp. 355
Chapter 21 Phytochelatins and Metal Tolerancep. 367
Indexp. 383