Acidification Research: Evaluation and Policy Applications, Volume 50

1st Edition

Editors: T. Schneider
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444893062
eBook ISBN: 9780080875095
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 24th April 1992
Page Count: 582
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Table of Contents

Foreword. Session A. Opening session. Acidification: an international problem (J.G.M. Alders). Acidification as an example of the link between science and policy (G.J.R. Wolters, H. Marseille). Acidification research and policy in the province Limburg (H.W. Riem, B.R. Pasma, D. van Nierop). Session B. State-of-the-art of acidification research. Forest vegetation and acidification: a critical review (R. Schlaepfer). Global environmental change: implications for acid deposition research (D.J. Waters, P.G. Whitehead). The role of ammonia in acidification: perspective for the prevention and reduction of emissions from livestock operations (A.A. Jongebreur, J.H. Voorburg). Emissions of acidifying components (M. Amann). Acidification of forests and forest soils: current status (E. Matzner). Stress combinations in forests (J.L. Innes). Effects of increasing nitrogen deposition and acidification on heathlands (J.A. Lee, S.J.M. Caporn, D.J. Read). The interaction of forest vegetation and soils with the aquatic environment; effects of catchment liming on lakes (T.R.K. Dalziel, G. Howells, R.A. Skeffington). Higher order effects (L. Reijnders). Acidifying effects on groundwater (J. Soveri). Monitoring for the future: integrated biogeochemical cycles in representative catchments (T. Paces). The critical loads concept for the control of acidification (J.-P. Hettelingh, R.J. Downing, P.A.M. de Smet). Session C. Acidification policy. Canadian acid rain policy (S.Milburn-Hopwood, K.J. Puckett). Acidification policy in Finland (E. Lumme). Acidification policy - control of acidifying emissions in Germany (B. Schärer). Acidification policy in Hungary (E. Kovács). Acidfication abatement policy — The Netherlands experience (G.J.A. Al, V.G. Keizer). The convention on long-range transboundary air pollution: its achievements and its potential (H. Wüster). Acidification policy — Sweden (K. Lövgren, G. Perss


A large number of nationwide research programmes in the field of acidification have been carried out in the last decade. Especially in Western Europe, extensive programmes have resulted in a good overview of all the effects - mostly negative - caused by acidifying substances. There is now consensus that types of acidification damage relate to the unique geography of an area: air pollution affects vegetation; acid aerosol the ozone layer. New in this volume, is the relation between scientific results of integrated research programmes and policy actions to prevent, reduce and limit the widespread damage caused by acidification. The results of many different national research programmes are evaluated and compared to present a unique compilation for the research scientist and policy maker. In this volume thematic reviews on specific topics of acidification research are presented, followed by overviews of acidification policy plans and actual abatement plans. The result is the best review of acidification research carried out worldwide during the last decade and presentation of the critical relation between research results and policy actions.


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About the Editors

T. Schneider Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

RIVM, Postbus 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands The National Institute of Public Health, The Netherlands