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The Onset, Course and Intensity of the Pollen Season

Dahl, Å., Galán, C., Hajkova, L., Pauling, A., Šikoparija, B., Smith, Matt ORCID: and Vokou, D. (2013) The Onset, Course and Intensity of the Pollen Season. In: Allergenic Pollen: A Review of the Production, Release, Distribution and Health Impacts. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 29-70. ISBN Hardcover: 978-94-007-4880-4 Softcover: 978-94-017-8483-2 eBook: 978-94-007-4881-1

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The onset, duration and intensity of period when pollen is present in the air varies from year to year. Amongst other things, there is an effect upon the quality of life of allergy sufferers. The production and emission of pollens are governed by interacting environmental factors. Any change in these factors may affect the phenology and intensity of the season. Readiness to flower in a plant, and the amount of pollen produced, is the result of conditions during an often long period foregoing flowering. When a plant is ready to flower, temporary ambient circumnstances e.g., iradiation and humidity, determine the timing of the actual pollen release. In order to understand variation between years and to be able to safety predict future situations, not least due to the ongoing climate change, it is necessary to know the determinants of all related processes and differences between and within species, here reviewed.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: anemophily, allergenic plants, phenology, readiness to flower, vernalization, onset of anthesis, chilling, dormacy, forcing, pollen release, pollen emission, circadian rhythms, pollen season duration, pollen index, flowering intensity, masting, pollen season activity, pollen production, clilmate change
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Science and the Environment
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Depositing User: Karol Kosinski
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2017 09:48
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2020 04:00

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