Please find below publications published in the framework of the FO3REST project.

Year
Title
Journal
First author
2015
Environmental Research
Sicard P.
2015
Nature Scientific Reports
Hoshika Y.
2014
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
Fares S.
2014
Atmospheric Environment
De Marco A.
2014
Environmental Pollution
Paoletti E.
2013

In the Western European Mediterranean area, we demonstrated for the first time that the ozone control measures are effective at rural sites, while ozone concentrations are still increasing in the cities over the period 2000-2010. This result is challenging the traditional knowledge about ozone pollution as a minor air quality issue in urban atmospheres.

Sicard P., De Marco A., Troussier F., Renou C., Vas N., Paoletti E., “Decrease in surface ozone concentrations at Mediterranean remote sites and increase in the cities”. Atmospheric Environment 79 (2013) 705-715

Atmospheric Environment
Sicard P.
2013

PresentationHigh ground-level ozone concentrations are typical of Mediterranean climates. Plant exposure to this oxidant is known to reduce carbon assimilation. We analyzed long-term continuous measurements of environmental and eco-physiological parameters at three Mediterranean ecosystems. We found that reduction in carbon assimilation was more related to stomatal ozone deposition than to ozone concentration. These results highlight the importance of plant adaptation/sensitivity under field conditions, and the importance of continuous long-term measurements to explain ozone damage to real-world forests and calculate metrics for ozone-risk assessment.

Fares S., Vargas R., Detto M., Goldstein A.H., Karlik J., Paoletti E., Vitale M., “Tropospheric ozone reduces carbon assimilation in trees: estimates from analysis of continuous flux measurements”. Global Change Biology (2013)

Global Change Biology
Fares S.