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Ozone and Climate Change Impacts on French and Italian Forests: Refinement of criteria and thresholds for forest protection.

The main objective is to refine criteria and suggest validated thresholds for mediterranean forest protection against ozone and climate change, in order to propose new standards, more appropriated, based on the quantity of ozone absorbed by plants rather than on the external exposure as implicit in the AOT40 approach.

This work was made possible with the contribution of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Union (LIFE10 ENV/FR/208) and the French Minister for Agriculture, Food, Fisheries, Rural Affairs and Town and Country Planning (MAAPRAT) and thanks to the good cooperation and harmony between the project partners.
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Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis)