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By A. D. Bradshaw, T. McNeilly (auth.), J. Rozema, J. A. C. Verkleij (eds.)

September 1987, the school Biology of the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam honored the truth that Prof. Dr. Wilfried Hans Otto Ernst have been energetic as a scientist for 25 years. this era of 25 years of medical learn all started on the Institut flir Angewandte Botanik (Institute of utilized Botany) of the college of Munster, FRG. In 1965 he accomplished his Ph. D. thesis, entitled "Untersuchungen der Schwermetallpflanzengesellschaften Mitteleuropas unter Einschluss der Alpen. " He was once appointed complete Professor on the division of Ecology of the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam in 1973. at the social gathering of his twenty fifth anniversary as a scientist, a promise was once made, notwithstanding in covert phrases, which lets now not redeem at the moment. The promise held to supply Prof. Ernst a publication, during which his former and current staffmembers, Ph. D. scholars and colle a long time may still write a evaluate approximately their specialism relating a critical subject matter. Now, firstly of 1990 we ponder the chapters of "Ecological Responses to Environmental Stresses" to be accomplished. The publication displays the wide variety of study methods that has been initiated and arranged through Wilfried Ernst. The editors desire to have attained the first target of the construction of the ebook of neighbors, that's to collect appropriate papers of staff-members and associates of Wilfried Ernst. The name of the e-book "Ecological Responses to Environmental Stresses" covers the vast majority of the chapters included.

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Rev. Plant Physiol. 28: 511-566. 17 Gartside, D. W. , 1974. The potentialfor evolution of heavy metal tolerance in plants. II. Copper tolerance in normal populations of different plant species. Heredity 32: 335--348. -L. & Zenk, M. , 1988. Algae sequester heavy metals via synthesis of phytochelatin complexes. Archives of Microbiology 150: 197-202. Gregory, R. P. G. & Bradshaw, A. , 1965. Heavy metal tolerance in populations of Agrostis tenuis Sibth. and other grasses. New Phytol. 64: 131-143. , 1966.

De Neeling, A. J. & Ernst, W. H. , 1986. Manganese and aluminium tolerance of Senecio sylvaticus L. Acta OecoU Oecol. Plant. 7: 43-56. De Vos, C. H. , De Waal, M. A. , Vooys, R. & Ernst, W. H. , 1991. Increased resistance of the root cell plasmalemma to Cu2+ -induced permeability damage in copper tolerant Silene cucubalus. Physiol. Plant. (submitted). De Vos, C. H. , Vooijs, R. & Ernst, W. H. , 1989. Copper-induced damage to the permeability barrier in roots of Silene cucubalus. J. , 135: 164--169.

199Oc, Baker et al. 1986). Being a non-essential metal, Cd is not • Cd -loleranl D Cd - sensitive o. a: "a: 2 5 15 40 ICdl ( ~M) Fig. 5. Effects of cadmium on the relative growth rate (RGR) of Cd-sensitive and Cd-tolerant plants of Silene vulgaris (Verkleij et al. 1990c). required in metabolic processes which could explain this phenomenon. 2. Cadmium tolerance/biochemical aspects The observed higher root/shoot ratio of the Cdcontent in Cd-tolerant plants of Holcus lanatus (Coughtry & Martin 1978) and Silene vulgaris (Verkleij & Prast 1989) after longterm exposure does not give conclusive evidence for a restricted translocation (because of secondary effects, see Introduction).

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