Effects of Limestone Dust Accumulation on Composition of a Forest Community
The effects of particulate air pollutants on vegetation have been studied, mainly under laboratory conditions. This research was concentrated on the major effects of leaf incrustations, namely interference with light absorption, reduction in net photosynthesis, and resultant reduction in growth.
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