– the International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests operating under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) –
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) in response to wide public and political concern over extensive forest damage that had been observed in Europe in the beginning of the 1980s. ICP Forests monitors forest condition in Europe at two monitoring intensity levels: The Level I monitoring is based on around 6000 observation plots on a systematic transnational grid of 16 x 16 km throughout Europe and beyond to gain insight into the geographic and temporal variations in forest condition while the Level II intensive monitoring comprises around 500 plots in selected forest ecosystems with the aim to clarify cause-effect relationships. At present 42 countries participate in ICP Forests.
We are very happy and proud to announce that yesterday evening the study on "Environment and host as large-scale controls of ectomycorrhizal fungi“ by Sietse van der Linde and others (2018) was published in Nature. Please, have a look at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0189-9.
This important publication is based on a close cooperation between the Imperial College London and ICP Forests partners, bringing together methods of specialists on fungi and mycorrhizas and data and experience of transcontinental air pollution monitoring. As a major result, the study recommends a down-ward adjustment of critical loads for eutrophying nitrogen for forests in order to keep the balance between mycorrhizal fungi and forest trees…Continue
Posted by Anne-Katrin Prescher on June 7, 2018 at 18:00
Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818; CODEN: DIVEC6) is an open access journal on the science of biodiversity published quarterly online by MDPI.
They encourage researchers to send their manuscript on the following topics:
Posted by Alexa Michel on June 5, 2018 at 9:01
the chair of ICP Forests, Marco Ferretti, and the PCC would like to express their gratitude to the Latvian State Forest Research Institute “Silava” and the Joint Stock Company “Latvia’s State Forests” for hosting the 7th ICP Forests Scientific Conference! Further, we thank the Scientific Committee, the Programme Committee and, especially, Karin Hansen, the chair of the committees, for their dedicated work! Finally and particularly, we cordially thank all presenters for their interesting contributions making this event a great success!
The conference featured 29 oral presentations and 22 posters that are partly available at…Continue
Posted by Anne-Katrin Prescher on June 1, 2018 at 12:25
Dear ICP Forests Community,
as a Programme under the Air Convention (CLRTAP) our work has preliminarily to be seen within the context of the Convention work. In order to facilitate access to key documents elaborated by the Working Group on Effects (WGE) and adopted by the Executive Body of the Convention here the link to the most recent workplan is given:
Posted by Walter Seidling on May 17, 2018 at 11:30
Dear colleagues,It is planned to purchase a new mill, Kjeldahl Steam Distillation System for N analysis and combined system to analyze pH, EC and alkalinity for water samples for my lab. 1. There are…Continue
Started by Rabia GUNHAN. Last reply by Robert Menegotto Apr 30.
I would like to ask on IPM and how benefits us in protecting the environment?Continue
Started by Mohamed Dadamouny Dec 19, 2016.
Dear all,I would like to announce that we will organise a workshop on 8-9 October 2015 at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew in London, with the topic environmental change and forest ectomycorrhizal…Continue
Started by Sietse van der linde Mar 30, 2015.