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Understanding the role of nutrient uptake and cycling in forest ecosystems has become increasingly important as policy makers considers options to address issues associated with air pollutants, global change or sustainable forestry management. Critical scientific theories are crucial in predicting how forest ecosystems will respond to future anthropogenic influence as well as management practices. An international symposium entitled Nutrient uptake and cycling in forest ecosystems was held in Halmstad, Sweden, 7-10 June 1993. The symposium gathered 235 participants from 29 countries distributed from all continents of the globe. The symposium was divided into the following 6 main issues: nutritional processes in the soil; nutrient and water uptake by roots; nutrition, growth and allocation; nutrient cycling; forest management aspects and; the implications of global change. The symposium included 18 presentations of invited keynote speakers, 51 selected voluntary oral presentations, 102 poster presentations, 6 reports from selected rapporteurs and 2 final presentations of general recommendations on future research. Presented papers are published either in the journal of Plant and Soil, 168-169, 1995; or in this publication.

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Authors: NILSSON L O, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Ecology and Environmental Research, Uppsala (SE);HÜTTL R F, Brandenburg Technical University at Cottbus, Chair of Soil Protection and Cultivation (DE);JOHANSSON U T, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Simlångsdalen (SE);MATHY P (EDITORS), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1995) 276pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, Mr P Mathy, DG XII-D, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-9416-X
Record Number: 199610203 / Last updated on: 1996-03-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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