Acid in the environment : lessons learned and future by Gerald R. Visgilio, Diana M. Whitelaw

By Gerald R. Visgilio, Diana M. Whitelaw

This ebook is the results of a convention held biannually on the Goodwin-Niering middle for Conservation Biology and Environmental reports at Connecticut university. It makes use of an interdisciplinary method of concentrate on vital ecological affects of acid deposition. The publication combines examine findings and the coverage analyses of specialists from diversified educational disciplines with the positions complex by way of representatives of varied nongovernmental companies.

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Janetos Finally, the creation and use of the interagency program office was, I believe, extraordinarily important for NAPAP's functioning. Many of the agencies preferred to keep the central office weak; doing so enhanced their own ability to influence NAPAP's agenda. But the central office provided a neutral forum for the agency participants to meet and negotiate, and indeed many of the programs that NAPAP sponsored went far beyond simply coordinating the efforts of individual agencies. They required real negotiation over activities, organizational structures, schedules, and resources, and would have been far more difficult to achieve without that central focal point.

Lessons Learned from Acid Deposition 21 But an interesting feature then, as now, of large interagency research programs in the federal government was the diversity of philosophies that the agencies had about research and the diversity of relationships with the external scientific community. Many agencies had in-house scientific expertise, and those scientists had the normal relationships with their peers in universities, think tanks, and consulting companies that one would expect to see anywhere.

An important pool of ecosystem calcium and nutrient cations is the soil available pool or the soil cation exchange complex. Plants are generally able to utilize this source of nutrients. Forest ecosystems that are naturally sensitive to acidic deposition are generally characterized by low rates of weathering 38 Charles T. Driscoll et al. 7. Conceptual diagram illustrating calcium cycle in forest watersheds. Inputs of calcium include weathering and atmospheric deposition; of these weathering is usually the greatest.

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