Snap Bean Project
Outcomes and Impacts
Identified crop responses to
the interactive effects of ozone with other environmental factors will be
used to predict production changes over time, including changes relevant to
global climate change.
Over the course of the
project, new statistical methodologies and derived information will help
define relationships between ambient ozone exposures and plant responses
that explain the spatial and temporal variability in such relationships.
Data derived from the
project contribute directly to the scientific basis for developing National
Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone to protect vegetation.
The project contributes to
improved understanding of regional scale issues in resource management.
Characterization of plant
responses to oxidative stress aids in developing stress-tolerant plants
through breeding and other approaches.
The project provides the
foundation for educational materials that demonstrate the impacts of ambient
ozone on plants, the genetic potential for improving crop stress tolerance,
and implications for human health.