Broadleaf and conifer tree responses to long-term enhanced UV-B radiation in outdoor experiments: a review


  • Tadeja Trošt Sedej



broadleaf tree, conifer tree, UV-B radiation, long-term outdoor experiment


Trees as a perennial growth form require time to evolve the complex response to enhanced ultraviolet-B radiation (UV-B), and this might lead to slow but important changes in forest ecosystem structure and function. Long-term outdoor experiments on trees however are few in number. The available published results suggest that broadleaf and conifer trees may show different response strategies to enhanced UV-Bradiation. The long-term outdoor experiments indicate species- and season-specific differential responses in tree secondary metabolism, photosynthesis, water relations, and growth and development.


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Trošt Sedej, T. (2014). Broadleaf and conifer tree responses to long-term enhanced UV-B radiation in outdoor experiments: a review. Acta Biologica Slovenica, 57(2), 13-23.

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