One of the aims of ICP Forest is to estimate the potential risk of ozone on European forest ecosystems. In this respect, ozone-induced, visible foliar injury is one of the most considered response indicator to assess ozone impact on vegetation. In the present study, we analyze visible injury data from the Light Exposed Sampling Sites (LESS) installed close to the Level II monitoring plots, and where ozone concentration and meteorological parameters are also measured. Over the period of 2002-2014, nineteen European countries participated in the field assessment of ozone visible injury according to the ICP Forests standardized methodology (Schaub et al., 2010). Overall, 295 woody species were recorded, of which 28% are being reported as symptomatic*. In 2009, the year with the highest number of countries participating in the field campaign, 60% of the countries reported the presence of ozone symptoms in some plants. In the same year, 12.4% (24 out of 194) of the woody species were symptomatic. Preliminary results for temporal trends reveal that four out of five countries with at least eight years of data show a decreasing trend in frequency of symptomatic woody species, statistically significant for two countries. Enhanced data quality control is being carried out to perform further analyses to better quantify the spatial and temporal distribution of ozone symptoms across European forests, also in relation to ozone exposure (cf. Schaub et al., 2015).
|Citation:||Schaub, M.; Calatayud, V.; Haeni, M.; Ferretti, M.; Gottardini, E. (2016). Temporal and spatial distribution of ozone symptoms across Europe from 2002 to 2014. In: 5th ICP Forests Scientific Conference "Tracing air pollution and climate change effects in forest ecosystems: trend and risk assessments", Luxembourg, 10-12 May 2016: Thünen: 14. url: http://api.ning.com/files/011w3c7BNxJxm25dJ8CwiVpUSBmSbtrOaHp67a4m2p8jTMkAp5ww9cCeAnoFvRJOI0GnZf*WWp8SFVIiLNgwBn*sLncZoMLs/abstracts.pdf handle: http://hdl.handle.net/10449/31986|
|Organization unit:||Biodiversity and Molecular Ecology Department # CRI_2011-JAN2016|
|Authors:||Schaub, M.; Calatayud, V.; Haeni, M.; Ferretti, M.; Gottardini, E.|
|Title:||Temporal and spatial distribution of ozone symptoms across Europe from 2002 to 2014|
|Scientific Disciplinary Area:||Settore BIO/03 - Botanica Ambientale E Applicata|
|Keywords ENG:||ICP Forests|
|Appears in Collections:||03 - Conference object|