OZONE AFFECTS PLANT, INSECT, AND SOIL MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES AND THREATENS TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS AND BIODIVERSITY

A new study published in Science Advances provides the first comprehensive assessment of how ozone pollution can alter the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems.

The results of this study suggest that ozone should be included in global assessments of threats to terrestrial biodiversity. “The study sets the path forward for a new generation of studies that will address ozone impacts on the biodiversity, and is expected to generate much interest for advanced interdisciplinary researches addressing this environmental issue” says the lead author, Prof. Evgenios Agathokleous of the Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China.

Read More at IUFRO's Press Release here.

Reference: Agathokleous, E., et al. (2020). Ozone affects plant, insect, and soil microbial communities: A threat to terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity. Science Advances 6: eabc1176. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abc1176

Source: International Union of Forest Research Organizations | Published August 13, 2020

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