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Linking critical thresholds for acidity to forest condition by using element contents in tree rings: consequences for the development of an integrated ecosystem assessment

S Augustin   

iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 51-53 (2009)
doi: https://doi.org/10.3832/ifor0473-002
Published: Jan 21, 2009 - Copyright © 2009 SISEF

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Collection/Special Issue: Cost Action E29 Meeting 2008 - Istanbul (Turkey)
Future Monitoring and Research Needs for Forest Ecosystems
Guest Editors: Marcus Schaub (WSL, Birmensdorf, CH)

In the frame of the International Co-operative Programme on the Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests, results are given here on the link of element fluxes through forests to Mn contents in tree rings in order to detect incipient soil acidification.


Critical loads, Critical limits, Acidification, Soil chemistry, Tree rings

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S Augustin
Bundesamt für Umwelt (BAFU), Abteilung Wald, CH-3003 Bern (Switzerland)

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Augustin S (2009). Linking critical thresholds for acidity to forest condition by using element contents in tree rings: consequences for the development of an integrated ecosystem assessment. iForest 2: 51-53. - doi: 10.3832/ifor0473-002

Academic Editor

Marcus Schaub

Paper history

Received: Apr 25, 2008
Accepted: Dec 09, 2008

First online: Jan 21, 2009
Publication Date: Jan 21, 2009
Publication Time: 1.43 months

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