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21-25 May, 2018
International Conference on Ozone and Plant Ecosystems
(2nd Ozone and Plants Conference)
Find here a selection of pictures of the Conference
Download the Book of Abstracts with updated programme
News in section Proceedings (extended deadline for SI in Frontiers and Climate)
MAY 21-25, 2018
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE /
Following the success of the conference Ozone and Plants held in Beijing in May 2014, we are pleased to announce this follow-up conference
Ozone pollution continues to be a serious issue for terrestrial ecosystems and plant health. Progress has been achieved by controlling the emission of precursors in some areas of the world, but much remains to be done. This conference will allow all experts in the interactions between ozone and plant ecosystems to meet and discuss the state of the art and the strategies for continuous improvements.
The main subjects of the conference are:
1. Monitoring, modelling and assessing the risk of ozone damage to plant ecosystems
Proofs of the impacts of ambient ozone on plant ecosystems are still elusive. New monitoring approaches and epidemiological studies are developing. Modelling of ozone is becoming more and more sophisticated and high resolution. Risk assessment is evaluating many different metrics for plant protection, with a focus on stomatal ozone flux. All these developments, with focus on the most modern techniques, will be discussed in this session.
2. How plant ecosystems respond to ozone exposure
This session will include food security and effects on forests and grasslands. A main aim is to evaluate strategies for maximizing yield, productivity and other environmental services of plant ecosystems under ozone stress.
3. How plant ecosystems affect ozone concentration in the atmosphere
Ozone deposition is strongly affected by the type of vegetation. Exchanges of biogenic volatile organic compounds is known to contribute to ozone chemistry in the atmosphere. This session addresses mechanisms, seasonality, responses to ozone singly and in combination with other environmental factors, as well as selection of appropriate green infrastructure for urban greening.
We look forward to meeting you in Florence!
21 May Welcome drink 7 p.m.
22-24 May Scientific Conference:
- 22: 1st Session Monitoring, modelling and assessing the risk of ozone damage to plant ecosystems
- 23: 2nd Session How plant ecosystems respond to ozone exposure (I part) & Conference Dinner
- 24: 2nd Session (II part) & 3rd Session How plant ecosystems affect ozone concentration in the atmosphere
25 May Scientific Excursion and Visit of Chiantishire and Siena
Open Access Climate Science Journal
'Ozone impacts on plant ecosystems in China and Italy '
Bilateral agreement between CNR (National Research Council of Italy) and CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
"Tropospheric ozone effects on forest growth and diversity"
Bilateral agreement between CNR (National Research Council of Italy) and RA (Romanian Academy )
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