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Published by Elsevier Applied Science in Barking .
Written in English


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Statementguest editor: R.A. Skeffington.
SeriesEnvironmental pollution -- Vol.54, 1988
ContributionsSkeffington, R. A.
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Open LibraryOL21727388M

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  Additionally, when excess nitrogen upsets the nutrient balance in an ecosystem, it also can cause biodiversity loss owing to competition between nitrogen-philic and nitrogen-phobic species. Aber et al. [ 38 ] established that excess nitrogen deposition in forest ecosystems not only causes damage to the forest itself (forest decline, reduced Cited by: Response of the herbaceous layer of forest ecosystems to excess nitrogen deposition Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Ecology 94(6) - . Total nitrogen deposition at the woodland boundaries is estimated to range from 40 to 80 kg N ha −1 year −1 at the 4 sites and exceeds critical loads for acidic coniferous forest, i.e. 15–20 kg N ha −1 year −1 to protect ground flora, and is also often . Fenn M.E., Poth M.A. () Nitrogen Deposition and Cycling in Mediterranean Forests: The New Paradigm of Nitrogen Excess. In: Miller P.R., McBride J.R. (eds) Oxidant Air Pollution Impacts in the Montane Forests of Southern California. Ecological Studies (Analysis and Synthesis), vol Springer, New York, NYCited by:

Excess deposition of the mineral nutrient nitrogen (N) is a serious threat for European forests. Its effect on foliar nutrient concentrations of Fagus sylvatica, along with other predictors, was. 'This timely book highlights the global nitrogen deposition problem. Major regions of the world are exceeding sustainability thresholds for adverse effects on ecosystem function and biodiversity. This highlights the importance of ongoing work, including under the Convention on Biological Diversity, in developing indicators and monitoring.   Nitrogen, taking up 79% of the atmosphere with the form of N 2, is one of the major components that is necessary for unately, with most of it in the unreactive form of N 2 gas, the reactive form of nitrogen is insufficient to sustain the human life on earth. [1] Human then started to intervene and developed technologies to convert N 2 to reactive nitrogen . This volume brings together extended reviews and papers of new scientific research on atmospheric nitrogen deposition impacts globally. While there is a wealth of evidence on the magnitude, components and effects of nitrogen disposition on floral biodiversity in Europe and North America, there is.

Environmental Pollution 54 () Excess Nitrogen Deposition: Issues for Consideration R. A. Skeffington & Emma J. Wilson Central Electricity Research Laboratories, Kelvin Avenue, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7SE, UK ABSTRACT This paper briefly reviews some major mechanisms by which deposition of inorganic N compounds from the atmosphere could be Cited by: Atmospheric deposition is also an important source of excess nitrogen as a nutrient. Excess nitrogen alters freshwater and terrestrial biodiversity, increases susceptibility of vegetation to insects and diseases, alters surface water quality, and contaminates drinking water supplies.6,2 Across the U.S., andFile Size: KB. Excess nitrogen deposition – Baseline Percentage of total ecosystems area receiving nitrogen deposition above the critical loads for eutrophication for the emissions of the current legislation case of the “Climate policy” scenario in Calculation results for the meteorological conditions of , using grid-average deposition. Excess Nitrogen in the U.S. Environment: Trends, Risks, and Solutions SUMMARY I t is not surprising that humans have profoundly altered the global nitrogen (N) cycle in an effort to feed 7 billion people, because nitrogen is an essential plant and animal nutrient. Food and energy production from agriculture, combined with indus-.