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dc.contributor.authorCarlson, Jenniferen_US
dc.contributor.authorChoi, Williamen_US
dc.contributor.authorPrice, Rebeccaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmither, Joannaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialUMBS Stationen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T23:14:09Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T23:14:09Z
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54916
dc.description.abstractAcid deposition, a side effect of human advances in industrial and agricultural technology, is now known to affect multiple components of ecosystem health on both a local and multiregional scale. Our study investigated the effect of wet acid deposition on the growth of two tree species: Pinus strobus (eastern white pine) and Acer rubrum (red maple). We predicted that eastern white pine would grow an equal or greater amount when acid deposition was high because of its high tolerance of acidic soil conditions. In addition, we predicted that red maple would grow less when acid deposition was low because it prefers environments with a higher pH. We found no significant correlation between wet acid deposition and mean annual ring growth, regardless of species or season of deposition. Positive and negative correlations between growth and acid deposition were noted among a few individuals in the populations. The lack of signfiicant correlation may be due to varying results may be attributed to difficulties in defining acid deposition, differences in the buffering capacity and nutrient levels of an environment, the amount of acid deposition dropped on a specific environment, and genetic variation of individuals in a population.en_US
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dc.relation.haspartGraphen_US
dc.relation.haspartTable of Numbersen_US
dc.subjectGeneral Ecologyen_US
dc.subject.otherDEPOSITIONen_US
dc.subject.otherNUTRIENTSen_US
dc.subject.otherTREESen_US
dc.subject.otherFORESTen_US
dc.subject.otherACIDSen_US
dc.subject.otherSULFURen_US
dc.subject.otherDIOXIDEen_US
dc.subject.otherGROWTHen_US
dc.subject.otherCORRELATIONen_US
dc.subject.otherANNUALen_US
dc.titleThe effect of acid rain on the annual growth of Pinus strobus and Acer rubrum.en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resource and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumBiological Station, University of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
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dc.owningcollnameBiological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)


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