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European wide analysis of factors influencing the spatial variation of metal and nitrogen concentrations in mosses

By M. Holy, W. Schroder, R. Pesch, H. Harmens, I. Ilyin, H. Fagerli, R. Alber, M. Ashmore, O. Bakhmet, A. Carballeira Ocana, M. Coskun, M. Dam, E. Ermakova, N. Fedorets, J.A. Fernandez Escribano, M. Frolova, M. Frontasyeva, L. Galsomies, B. Godzik, N. Goldtsova, K. Grodzinska, Z. Jeran, T. Johannessen, M. Krmar, E. Kubin, K. Kvietkus, S. Leblond, S. Liiv, A. Lucaciu, S. Magnuson, B. Mankovska, M. Matavuly, R. Mocanu, A. Mutschlechner, O. Nicodemus, M. Pihlstrom, J. Piispanen, S. Rakic, C. Rausch de Traubenberg, A. Riss, A. Ruhling, T. Stafilov, E. Steinnes, I. Suchara, J. Sucharova, G. Szarek-Lukaszewska, L. Thoni, L. de Timmermann, V. Urumov, L. Yurukova, H. Zechmeister and I. Zhuk


The ICP Vegetation is an international programme that reports on the effects of air pollutants on\ud natural vegetation and crops [1]. It reports to the Working Group on Effects (WGE) of the\ud UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP). In particular, the\ud ICP Vegetation focuses on the following air pollution problems: quantifying the risks to\ud vegetation posed by ozone pollution and the atmospheric deposition of heavy metals and nitrogen\ud to vegetation. In addition, the ICP Vegetation is taking into consideration impacts of nitrogen on\ud vegetation (including interactions with ozone), consequences for biodiversity and the interactions\ud between air pollutants and climate change.\ud At the 23rd Task Force Meeting we will report on the achievements of the ICP Vegetation in\ud 2009, in particular regarding progress made with items to be reported to the WGE in 2010 [2]:\ud • Ozone biomonitoring experiment with bean in 2009;\ud • Ozone impacts in Mediterranean areas;\ud • Ozone flux modelling methods and their application to different climatic regions;\ud • Outcome of workshop on ‘Flux-based assessment of ozone effects for air pollution\ud policy’;\ud • Progress with European heavy metals and nitrogen in mosses survey 2010/11;\ud • Relationship between heavy metal concentration in mosses and EMEP modelled\ud deposition.\ud In addition, we will discuss the contribution of ICP Vegetation to the common workplan items of\ud the WGE for 2010 [2].\ud Apart from looking back to our achievements in 2009, throughout the Task Force Meeting we\ud will be discussing our future plans, in particular the medium-term workplan of the ICP\ud Vegetation (2011 – 2012).\u

Topics: Botany, Atmospheric Sciences
Publisher: Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (CODA-CERVA)
Year: 2010
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