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Effects of artificial acid rain on microbial activity and biomass

Bååth, Erland LU ; Lundgren, B. and Söderström, Bengt LU (1979) In Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 23(6). p.737-740
Abstract
The emission of air pollutants which form acid components

in rain and snow represents a threat to natural ecosystems.

Increased leaching of nutrients from soils (ABRAHAMSEN et

al. 1976b), decreased pHvalues in lakes and changes in fish

populations (SCHOFIELD 1976) have been suggested as some of

the consequences of the increased acidity of rain. Scandinavian

coniferous forests are very stable ecosystems, and dramatic

short-term effects due to acid rain are hardly to be

expected. To simulate long-term effects, artificially acidified

rain may be used. We report here decreased microbial

activity and biomass in a Norwegian forest soil treated ... (More)
The emission of air pollutants which form acid components

in rain and snow represents a threat to natural ecosystems.

Increased leaching of nutrients from soils (ABRAHAMSEN et

al. 1976b), decreased pHvalues in lakes and changes in fish

populations (SCHOFIELD 1976) have been suggested as some of

the consequences of the increased acidity of rain. Scandinavian

coniferous forests are very stable ecosystems, and dramatic

short-term effects due to acid rain are hardly to be

expected. To simulate long-term effects, artificially acidified

rain may be used. We report here decreased microbial

activity and biomass in a Norwegian forest soil treated with

artificially acidified rain. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The emission of air pollutants which form acid components<br/><br>
in rain and snow represents a threat to natural ecosystems.<br/><br>
Increased leaching of nutrients from soils (ABRAHAMSEN et<br/><br>
al. 1976b), decreased pHvalues in lakes and changes in fish<br/><br>
populations (SCHOFIELD 1976) have been suggested as some of<br/><br>
the consequences of the increased acidity of rain. Scandinavian<br/><br>
coniferous forests are very stable ecosystems, and dramatic<br/><br>
short-term effects due to acid rain are hardly to be<br/><br>
expected. To simulate long-term effects, artificially acidified<br/><br>
rain may be used. We report here decreased microbial<br/><br>
activity and biomass in a Norwegian forest soil treated with<br/><br>
artificially acidified rain.},
  author       = {Bååth, Erland and Lundgren, B. and Söderström, Bengt},
  issn         = {0007-4861},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {737--740},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology},
  title        = {Effects of artificial acid rain on microbial activity and biomass},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01770034},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {1979},
}