Monitoring the effect of rising carbon dioxide (CO) concentrations
and climatic changes on Europe's
forests is the aim of a collaborative
project across eight European countries and Australia. The project is
jointly funded by the Forestry
Commission of UK and the European Union under the Environment
and Climate Programme 1994-1998.
Presently, researchers are observing
the effect of increased C02, ozone
and drought on the growth of oak,
ash and Scots pine at Headley
Nursery in Hampshire, UK. They am
measuring photosynthesis in the
saplings of these plants, which are
grown in open-top glazed chambers
(Spectrutn, No 256).
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