By K.-H. Narjes (auth.), P. Mathy (eds.)
In the concluding consultation of the symposium "Acid Deposition, a problem for Europe" held in Karlsruhe in September 1983, Dr. GINJAAR, the previous Minister of well-being and Environmental safeguard of the Netherlands, emphasized the necessity for establishing a concerted study programme together with the results of pollution on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The Council of Ministers of the ecu neighborhood in 1984 followed a revision of the third neighborhood Programme on surroundings comprising agreement learn and concerted motion within the box of the results of pollution in eco platforms. those examine parts have been additionally brought within the 4th R-D neighborhood Programme on surroundings, followed by means of the Council of Ministers in 1986 and are topic back to agreement examine and concerted motion. The fee of the ecu neighborhood is especially involved to extend the effectiveness of researcn tasks conducted in the nationwide programmes, and people undertaken on the group point. The fee has a tendency to boost an built-in clinical method, together with not just the physico-chemical behaviour, the delivery and the deposition of airborne pollution but in addition the results of those pollution, specifically on residing organisms and ecosystems. with reference to the categorical factor of the consequences, the fee is attempting to advance and boost a multi-disciplinary technique associating biologists, pathologists, eco physiologists, and experts of soil sciences, in the concerted motion, in addition to inside of coordinated learn projects.
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In research on the effects of air pollution on ecosystems, consistency requires that injury or dysfunction symptoms in the ecosystem must be associated consistently with the presence of the suspected causal factor. Dose-response relationships are established through tests in which healthy plants or animals are exposed to various known concentrations of suspected airborne pollutants under controlled conditions that simulate conditions in the ecosystem. This relationship is called responsiveness.
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