The aim of this page is to collect different documents and illustrations related to earlier events relevant to the scope of UV4Plants. Contributions are very welcome!
Please, click on the thumbnails to access the full size items.
The first item, is an e-mail message sent by Andy McLeod in April 1997 concerning UV-A controls in UV-B experiments. Questions raised in this message, remain to a large extent unanswered, and some of the methodological implications are sometimes ignored still nowadays. More details on the subject are given in papers published at the time: Newsham, K. K.; McLeod, A. R.; Greenslade, P. D. & Emmett, A. A. (1996) Appropriate controls in outdoor UV-B supplementation experiments Global Change Biology, 2, 319-324, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.1996.tb00083.x. McLeod, A. R. (1997) Outdoor supplementation systems for studies of the effects of increased UV-B radiation. Plant Ecology, 128, 78-92, DOI: 10.1023/A:1009794427697
I found the print-out of this message last week while cleaning my office. We thank Andy for allowing us to post it here.
Matthew Robson‘s experiment at the University of Joensuu for his M.Sc. thesis at Edinburgh University. Published in Physiologia Plantarum after years of wrangling with the data analysis as Robson, T. M. & Aphalo P. J. (2012) Species-specific effect of UV-B radiation on the temporal pattern of leaf growth. DOI:/10.1111/j.1399-3054.2011.01546.x. (photos: Pedro Aphalo)
Carlos Ballaré and Pedro Aphalo visited Abisko. Lars Olof Björn, Gunvor Björn and Tesla were their hosts. (photos: Pedro Aphalo)