Workshop on nitrogen deposition, critical loads and biodiversity: scientific synthesis and summary for policy makers

Hicks, W. Kevin; Haeuber, Richard; Sutton, Mark A.; Aas, Wenche; Barber, Mary; Baron, Jill S.; Blett, Tamara; Carou, Silvina; Clair, Thomas; Erisman, Jan Willem; Leach, Allison; Galloway, James N.. 2014 Workshop on nitrogen deposition, critical loads and biodiversity: scientific synthesis and summary for policy makers. In: Sutton, Mark A.; Mason, Kate E.; Sheppard, Lucy J.; Sverdrup, Harald; Haeuber, Richard; Hicks, W. Kevin, (eds.) Nitrogen deposition, critical loads and biodiversity. Dordrecht, Springer, 507-526.

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It is clear that nitrogen (N) deposition impacts on the biodiversity and ecosystem services provided by natural and semi-natural ecosystems have been experienced in Europe, North America and Asia over the last 50 years. Impacts are also estimated to increase in line with increasing rates of N deposition in coming decades across the globe, especially in Asia. To improve the assessment of impacts progress is required in the following key areas: the extent of monitoring networks and the measurement of dry and organic deposition; the modelling of N deposition in areas with complex topography; the assessment of impacts on fauna generally and impacts on flora in areas outside the relatively well studied temperate ecosystems; the application of critical load (CL) and level approaches outside of Europe; and the linkage between impacts on biodiversity and important ecosystem services. New indicators are required, in addition to N deposition and critical loads, to demonstrate the wider impacts and to help integrate the biodiversity, air pollution and climate change policy communities.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
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UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Dise
ISBN: 9789400779389
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Chapter 52
Additional Keywords: biodiversity, critical loads, ecosystem services, nitrogen deposition, policy
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
General > Science Policy
Atmospheric Sciences
Date made live: 04 Mar 2015 08:50 +0 (UTC)

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