Acid rain impacts on calcium nutrition and forest health
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BioScience. 49(10): 789-800.
Forest ecosystems throughout the world are exposed to acid rain, a complex solution consisting largely of H+, SO42-, NH4+, and NO3- pollutant ions derived from sulfur and nitrogen oxides. Although the public in the United States may view acid deposition as a localized pollution issue specific to certain regions of North America and northern Europe, recent evidence of acidic deposition throughout much of Asia, including tropical forest regions, has demonstrated that acid deposition is actually a global phenomenon (Abate 1995).
DeHayes, Donald H.; Schaberg, Paul G.; Hawley, Gary J.; Strimbeck, G. Richard. 1999. Acid rain impacts on calcium nutrition and forest health. BioScience. 49(10): 789-800.