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Increased understanding of the effects of changes in atmospheric chemistry on forest ecosystems has highlighted the importance of the relationships between the above- and below-ground physiological processes in trees. These are the proceedings of a workshop that dealt with the structures/morphology and distribution of roots in relation to soil conditions, as well as the whole tree, and important processes such as nutrient and water uptake. The emphasis is on methodological aspects and the development of adequate experimental techniques and measurements for investigating the effects of acidification and an excess nitrogen situation. The following subjects are discussed: - root and mycorrhiza structures and root distribution in acid soils; - acid soils and nutrient uptake and the establishment of nutritional imbalances; - water uptake of root systems in acid soils and the water balance of entire trees and - nutritional interactions in above- and below-ground tree parts.

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Authors: PERSSON H (EDITOR), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Ecology and Environmental Research, Uppsala (SE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13327 EN (1990) 258 pp.
Availability: Available from Mr. H. Ott, CEC/DG XII/E-1, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1040 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 2-87263-051-1
Record Number: 199110186 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en