Role of solar UV-B radiation on ecosystems
Since its discovery at the end of the 1970s the Antarctic ozone hole has increased in size and depth, and stratospheric ozone concentrations have decreased continuously also at mid latitudes of the northern and Southern hemispheres. There are no reasonable doubts that this phenomenon is caused by anthropogenic gaseous pollutants (chlorinated fluorocarbons, CFCs). The resulting increasing UV radiation affects men, animals, plants and aquatic ecosystems. Even with current reductions in the production and emission of CFCs the effects will be measurable well into the next century. The chapters in this proceedings volume concentrate on the effects of solar UV-B radiation on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The contributions are based on a European Commission (DGXII) funded symposium which took place during the 1997 meeting of the European Society for Photobiology (ESP) in Stressa, Italy.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18321 EN (1998) 174pp.
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ISBN: ISBN 92-828-5099-4
Record Number: 199910515 / Last updated on: 1999-03-26
Original language: en
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