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ICP Forests: International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests

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TitleICP Forests: International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests
CreatorProgramme Co-ordinating Centre
DescriptionICP Forests was set up to monitor the effects of air pollution on Europe's forests. The objectives of ICP Forests are: to monitor effects of anthropogenic (in particular air pollution) and natural stress factors on the condition and development of forest ecosystems in Europe; and to contribute to a better understanding of cause-effect relationships in forest ecosystem functioning in various parts of Europe. The programme has been developed into one of the world's largest biomonitoring networks. The results provide information on forest health, air pollution, climate change and biodiversity. ICP Forests was launched in 1985 under the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). ICP is steered by a Task Force under the leadership of Germany, and is hosted by the Programme Co-ordinating Centre (PCC) at the Institute of World Forestry/Federal Research Centre for Forestry and Forest Products (BFH).
URLhttp://www.icp-forests.net/
LanguageEnglish
CountryEUROPE
Keywordsnational reporting; Level I; Level II; air pollution; forest monitoring; soil; defoliation; crown condition; foliar chemistry; soil chemistry
TypeDatabases, Datasets, Statistics, International organizations
AccessPublic
 
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 Published: April 26 2007 | Last updated: November 16 2015