Air pollution threats to plant ecosystems

The next "Ozone and Plants" international conference entitled “Air pollution threats to plant ecosystems,” is due be held in Paphos (Cyprus) on 11th - 15th October, 2021.

(NOTE: Due to Covid-19, this conference has been postponed, the original date was May 2020).                                                                                                                                           

Air pollution and climate change remain a persistent threat to plant ecosystems, urging for international cooperation and unified research efforts. This international event is co-organized by the Committee on Air Pollution Effects Research on Mediterranean Ecosystems (CAPERmed), the International Union of Forest Research Organization (IUFRO) and the International Cooperative Programme on Effects of Air Pollution on Natural Vegetation and Crops (ICP Vegetation). The conference, for the first time combining three events, will serve as an excellent example of effective international collaboration in the research of air pollution and plant ecosystems.

The CAPERmed IV meeting will be held on 11-12 October 2021, back-to-back with the 3rd International Conference on “Ozone and Plant Ecosystems” and the 30th international biennial conference of the IUFRO Research Group on “Air pollution and climate change” on 11-14 October 2021. The one-day excursion is planned on Friday 15th October. All needed sanitary directives will be implemented on site.

Deadlines & abstract submission:

A revised version of all accepted abstracts can be sent.

Deadline for abstract submission: 1st September 2021

Early registration: till 15th September 2021

The main sessions of the conference are:

CAPERmed - Air Pollution Effects on Mediterranean Ecosystems

1a. Monitoring, biomonitoring and modeling: advances and limitations

1b. From the organism to the ecosystem: impact of pollution and climate change

1c. Environmental policies, human health and sustainability

Air pollution and climate change effects on plant ecosystems: from cell to ecosystem

2. Urban green: sinks or sources of air pollution and climate change

3. Plant ecosystems in a changing world: monitoring, modeling and risk assessment

4. Atmospheric deposition: consequences for plant ecosystems

5. Crops and trees: productivity and ecological processes

6.  Genetic, biochemical & physiological mechanisms underlying stress responses of plant ecosystems

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Event date: 

Monday, October 11, 2021 to Friday, October 15, 2021