Air pollution damage to US forests

a survey of perceptions and estimates by scientists

Joseph E Desteiguer, J. M. Pye, C. S. Love

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

12 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Used a modified Delphi procedure to survey the work of experts in forestry and air pollution to obtain estimates of the current and future forest stand growth change in major US forest ecosystems caused by air pollutants, and to determine the degree of variability associated with those estimates. Ozone was perceived as having caused some growth reduction in all major forest ecosystems, and represented the greatest threat to forest growth, while most respondents felt that sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides had not caused damage on a regional scale. The overall prognosis, however, was of increasingly severe damage over the long term. Of the 7 major forest ecosystems examined, the S California conifer and Appalachian high elevation spruce-fir systems are perceived as having experienced the greatest damage from air pollution. -P.J.Jarvis

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJournal of Forestry
Pages17-22
Number of pages6
Volume88
Edition8
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

forest ecosystem
atmospheric pollution
damage
nitrogen oxides
sulfur dioxide
coniferous tree
forestry
ozone
air pollutant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

Cite this

Desteiguer, J. E., Pye, J. M., & Love, C. S. (1990). Air pollution damage to US forests: a survey of perceptions and estimates by scientists. In Journal of Forestry (8 ed., Vol. 88, pp. 17-22)

Air pollution damage to US forests : a survey of perceptions and estimates by scientists. / Desteiguer, Joseph E; Pye, J. M.; Love, C. S.

Journal of Forestry. Vol. 88 8. ed. 1990. p. 17-22.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Desteiguer, JE, Pye, JM & Love, CS 1990, Air pollution damage to US forests: a survey of perceptions and estimates by scientists. in Journal of Forestry. 8 edn, vol. 88, pp. 17-22.
Desteiguer JE, Pye JM, Love CS. Air pollution damage to US forests: a survey of perceptions and estimates by scientists. In Journal of Forestry. 8 ed. Vol. 88. 1990. p. 17-22
Desteiguer, Joseph E ; Pye, J. M. ; Love, C. S. / Air pollution damage to US forests : a survey of perceptions and estimates by scientists. Journal of Forestry. Vol. 88 8. ed. 1990. pp. 17-22
@inbook{552d366bd37242d3838341b29c83bc19,
title = "Air pollution damage to US forests: a survey of perceptions and estimates by scientists",
abstract = "Used a modified Delphi procedure to survey the work of experts in forestry and air pollution to obtain estimates of the current and future forest stand growth change in major US forest ecosystems caused by air pollutants, and to determine the degree of variability associated with those estimates. Ozone was perceived as having caused some growth reduction in all major forest ecosystems, and represented the greatest threat to forest growth, while most respondents felt that sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides had not caused damage on a regional scale. The overall prognosis, however, was of increasingly severe damage over the long term. Of the 7 major forest ecosystems examined, the S California conifer and Appalachian high elevation spruce-fir systems are perceived as having experienced the greatest damage from air pollution. -P.J.Jarvis",
author = "Desteiguer, {Joseph E} and Pye, {J. M.} and Love, {C. S.}",
year = "1990",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "88",
pages = "17--22",
booktitle = "Journal of Forestry",
edition = "8",

}

TY - CHAP

T1 - Air pollution damage to US forests

T2 - a survey of perceptions and estimates by scientists

AU - Desteiguer, Joseph E

AU - Pye, J. M.

AU - Love, C. S.

PY - 1990

Y1 - 1990

N2 - Used a modified Delphi procedure to survey the work of experts in forestry and air pollution to obtain estimates of the current and future forest stand growth change in major US forest ecosystems caused by air pollutants, and to determine the degree of variability associated with those estimates. Ozone was perceived as having caused some growth reduction in all major forest ecosystems, and represented the greatest threat to forest growth, while most respondents felt that sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides had not caused damage on a regional scale. The overall prognosis, however, was of increasingly severe damage over the long term. Of the 7 major forest ecosystems examined, the S California conifer and Appalachian high elevation spruce-fir systems are perceived as having experienced the greatest damage from air pollution. -P.J.Jarvis

AB - Used a modified Delphi procedure to survey the work of experts in forestry and air pollution to obtain estimates of the current and future forest stand growth change in major US forest ecosystems caused by air pollutants, and to determine the degree of variability associated with those estimates. Ozone was perceived as having caused some growth reduction in all major forest ecosystems, and represented the greatest threat to forest growth, while most respondents felt that sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides had not caused damage on a regional scale. The overall prognosis, however, was of increasingly severe damage over the long term. Of the 7 major forest ecosystems examined, the S California conifer and Appalachian high elevation spruce-fir systems are perceived as having experienced the greatest damage from air pollution. -P.J.Jarvis

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0025587255&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0025587255&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Chapter

VL - 88

SP - 17

EP - 22

BT - Journal of Forestry

ER -