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Towards more ecologically realistic scenarios of plant uptake modelling for chemicals: PAHs in a small forest

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Towards more ecologically realistic scenarios of plant uptake modelling for chemicals : PAHs in a small forest. / Terzaghi, Elisa; Zacchello, Gabriele; Scacchi, Marco; Raspa, Giuseppe; Jones, Kevin C.; Cerabolini, Bruno; Di Guardo, Antonio.

In: Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 505, 01.02.2015, p. 329-337.

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Terzaghi, E, Zacchello, G, Scacchi, M, Raspa, G, Jones, KC, Cerabolini, B & Di Guardo, A 2015, 'Towards more ecologically realistic scenarios of plant uptake modelling for chemicals: PAHs in a small forest', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 505, pp. 329-337. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.09.108

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Terzaghi, E., Zacchello, G., Scacchi, M., Raspa, G., Jones, K. C., Cerabolini, B., & Di Guardo, A. (2015). Towards more ecologically realistic scenarios of plant uptake modelling for chemicals: PAHs in a small forest. Science of the Total Environment, 505, 329-337. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.09.108

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Terzaghi E, Zacchello G, Scacchi M, Raspa G, Jones KC, Cerabolini B et al. Towards more ecologically realistic scenarios of plant uptake modelling for chemicals: PAHs in a small forest. Science of the Total Environment. 2015 Feb 1;505:329-337. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.09.108

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Terzaghi, Elisa ; Zacchello, Gabriele ; Scacchi, Marco ; Raspa, Giuseppe ; Jones, Kevin C. ; Cerabolini, Bruno ; Di Guardo, Antonio. / Towards more ecologically realistic scenarios of plant uptake modelling for chemicals : PAHs in a small forest. In: Science of the Total Environment. 2015 ; Vol. 505. pp. 329-337.

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title = "Towards more ecologically realistic scenarios of plant uptake modelling for chemicals: PAHs in a small forest",
abstract = "The importance of plants in the accumulation of organic contaminants from air and soil was recognized to the point that even regulatory predictive approaches now include a vegetation compartment or sub-compartment. However, it has recently been shown that many of such approaches lack ecological realism to properly evaluate the dynamic of air/plant/soil exchange, especially when environmental conditions are subject to sudden variations of meteorological or ecological parameters. This paper focuses on the development of a fully dynamic scenario in which the variability of concentrations of selected chemicals in air and plant leaves was studied weekly and related to the corresponding meteorological and ecological parameters, to the evaluate their influence. To develop scenarios for modelling purposes, two different sampling campaigns were performed to measure temporal variability of: 1) polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) concentrations in air of a clearing and a forest site, as well as in leaves of two broadleaf species and 2) two important leaf and canopy traits, specific leaf area (SLA) and leaf area index (LAI). The aim was to evaluate in detail how the variability of meteorological and ecological parameters (SLA and LAI) can influence the uptake/release of organic contaminants by plants and therefore air concentrations. A principal component analysis demonstrated how both meteorological and ecological parameters jointly influence PAR air concentrations. SLA, LAI, as well as leaf density were showed to change over time and among species and to be directly proportional to leaf/canopy uptake rate. While hazelnut had the higher leaf uptake rate, maple became the most important species when considering the canopy uptake rate due to its higher LAI. Other species specific traits, such as the seasonal variation in production of new leaves and the timing of bud burst, were also shown to influence the uptake rate of PAHs by vegetation. ",
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AU - Terzaghi, Elisa

AU - Zacchello, Gabriele

AU - Scacchi, Marco

AU - Raspa, Giuseppe

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AU - Cerabolini, Bruno

AU - Di Guardo, Antonio

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N2 - The importance of plants in the accumulation of organic contaminants from air and soil was recognized to the point that even regulatory predictive approaches now include a vegetation compartment or sub-compartment. However, it has recently been shown that many of such approaches lack ecological realism to properly evaluate the dynamic of air/plant/soil exchange, especially when environmental conditions are subject to sudden variations of meteorological or ecological parameters. This paper focuses on the development of a fully dynamic scenario in which the variability of concentrations of selected chemicals in air and plant leaves was studied weekly and related to the corresponding meteorological and ecological parameters, to the evaluate their influence. To develop scenarios for modelling purposes, two different sampling campaigns were performed to measure temporal variability of: 1) polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) concentrations in air of a clearing and a forest site, as well as in leaves of two broadleaf species and 2) two important leaf and canopy traits, specific leaf area (SLA) and leaf area index (LAI). The aim was to evaluate in detail how the variability of meteorological and ecological parameters (SLA and LAI) can influence the uptake/release of organic contaminants by plants and therefore air concentrations. A principal component analysis demonstrated how both meteorological and ecological parameters jointly influence PAR air concentrations. SLA, LAI, as well as leaf density were showed to change over time and among species and to be directly proportional to leaf/canopy uptake rate. While hazelnut had the higher leaf uptake rate, maple became the most important species when considering the canopy uptake rate due to its higher LAI. Other species specific traits, such as the seasonal variation in production of new leaves and the timing of bud burst, were also shown to influence the uptake rate of PAHs by vegetation. 

AB - The importance of plants in the accumulation of organic contaminants from air and soil was recognized to the point that even regulatory predictive approaches now include a vegetation compartment or sub-compartment. However, it has recently been shown that many of such approaches lack ecological realism to properly evaluate the dynamic of air/plant/soil exchange, especially when environmental conditions are subject to sudden variations of meteorological or ecological parameters. This paper focuses on the development of a fully dynamic scenario in which the variability of concentrations of selected chemicals in air and plant leaves was studied weekly and related to the corresponding meteorological and ecological parameters, to the evaluate their influence. To develop scenarios for modelling purposes, two different sampling campaigns were performed to measure temporal variability of: 1) polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) concentrations in air of a clearing and a forest site, as well as in leaves of two broadleaf species and 2) two important leaf and canopy traits, specific leaf area (SLA) and leaf area index (LAI). The aim was to evaluate in detail how the variability of meteorological and ecological parameters (SLA and LAI) can influence the uptake/release of organic contaminants by plants and therefore air concentrations. A principal component analysis demonstrated how both meteorological and ecological parameters jointly influence PAR air concentrations. SLA, LAI, as well as leaf density were showed to change over time and among species and to be directly proportional to leaf/canopy uptake rate. While hazelnut had the higher leaf uptake rate, maple became the most important species when considering the canopy uptake rate due to its higher LAI. Other species specific traits, such as the seasonal variation in production of new leaves and the timing of bud burst, were also shown to influence the uptake rate of PAHs by vegetation. 

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KW - Multimedia fate models

KW - Dynamic

KW - Plants

KW - Leaf traits

KW - PAHs

KW - POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC-HYDROCARBONS

KW - LEAF-AREA INDEX

KW - SEMIVOLATILE ORGANIC-COMPOUNDS

KW - AIR

KW - FATE

KW - SOIL

KW - NITROGEN

KW - PCBS

KW - ACCUMULATION

KW - VARIABILITY

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DO - 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.09.108

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SP - 329

EP - 337

JO - Science of the Total Environment

JF - Science of the Total Environment

SN - 0048-9697

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