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Ozone depletion and the resulting increases of solar UV-B radiation have reached public awareness as well as interest of policy makers. Since the biological consequences of this ecological hazard could be considerable, the European Commission (DG XII) has decided to launch several ENVIRONMENT programmes (the most recent one 1994-1998 to evaluate the potential danger of the anthropogenic changes to our environment. In the current programme 12 projects are supported which concentrate on the effects of enhanced solar short wavelength radiation (UV-B,280-315 nm) on human health and ecosystems. Three projects address aquatic effects and two cover terrestrial ecosystems. In order to evaluate the progress in this area and to give the programme larger public awareness, a symposium on "Role of Solar UV-B Radiation on Ecosystems" was organized in conjunction with the European Society for Photobiology (ESP) biannual meeting in Stresa Italy, 9 through 13 September 1997. In addition to the presentations during this symposium, three chapters were added from different symposium because they deal with the same topic.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18321 EN (1998) 174pp.
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ISBN: ISBN 92-828-5099-4
Record Number: 199910404 / Last updated on: 1999-03-19
Original language: en
Available languages: en