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Research Project: Strategies to Predict and Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Variability on Soil, Plant, Animal, and Environmental Interactions

Location: Plant Science Research

Title: Chapter 9. Ambient ozone alternative monitoring and biomonitoring with higher plants

item SAITANIS, COSTAS - Agricultural University Of Athens
item Burkey, Kent
item AGATHOKLEOUS, EVGENIOS - Hokkaido Research Organization
item HUNG, YUNG-TSE - Cleveland State University

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/23/2019
Publication Date: 8/14/2020
Citation: Saitanis, C.J., Burkey, K., Agathokleous, E., and Hung, Y.T. (2020). Chapter 9. Ambient Ozone Alternative Monitoring and Biomonitoring with Higher Plants. In: Hung, Y.T., Wang, L.K., and N. Shammas eds. Handbook of Environment and Waste Management, Volume 3: Acid Rain and Greenhouse Gas Pollution Control, pp. 325-356 (ISBN-10: 9811207127). World Scientific Publishing Co. Inc, Singapore, 14 August 2020.

Interpretive Summary: A team of scholars from Greece, Japan, Cleveland State University in the USA, and USDA-ARS prepared this invited review describing approaches to monitor the impacts of ozone air pollution on plants. The book chapter is written for a general audience and includes information on electronic and passive sampling techniques to measure ozone concentrations in the air and describes three plant systems (tobacco, clover, and snap bean) developed as bio-monitoring tools to assess ozone impacts on sensitive vegetation.

Technical Abstract: Biomonitoring is a biologically meaningful method for monitoring environmental quality by assessing the impact of the environmental changes on living organisms. Over the last decades selected ozone-sensitive plant species have been used as ozone bioindicators. We present here the three most important bioindicator species - for which standardized protocols exist- namely: i) the Bel-We & Bel-B system, 2) the white clover (NC-S & NC-R) system and c) the snap bean (R123 & S156) system.