Since 1996, the ICP Vegetation has used white clover (Trifolium repens) to monitor impacts (for example leaf damage, biomass reduction) of ambient ozone concentrations on crops according to a standardised protocol. In 2008, a new biomonitoring system was developed for ozone, using French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Since 2015, the bean biomonitoring system has been included in a wider experimental protocol for recording the presence/absence of ozone injury using the smart-phone App or online recording form, in combination with the establishment of gardens of Sensitive Ozone Species ('SOS'). In 2020, we provided some further detailed guidelines for bean biomonitoring, particularly for growing beans in hot climates.
To submit data from ozone biomonitoring and/or "Ozone gardens," please download the spreadsheet template for recording the severity of ozone injury symptoms. If you have any accompanying ozone, climate and light data available, please also download one of the following relevant spreasheet templates:
Please submit data to Felicity Hayes (firstname.lastname@example.org)