Interactions between drought and O3 stress in forest trees.

  title={Interactions between drought and O3 stress in forest trees.},
  author={Rainer Matyssek and Didier Le Thiec and Markus L{\"o}w and Pierre Dizengremel and Angela J. Nunn and K Haeberle},
  journal={Plant biology},
  volume={8 1},
Temperature increase and altered precipitation are facets of "Global Change", along with enhanced tropospheric ozone (O3) and CO2 levels. Both O3 and drought may curtail the probably limited capacity of "extra" carbon fixation in forest trees under a CO2-enriched atmosphere. In view of the exceptionally dry year of 2003 in Central Europe, this mini-review highlights O3/drought interactions in biochemical and ecophysiological responses of trees. Such interactions appear to vary, depending on the… CONTINUE READING