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The Impact of Nitrogen Deposition on Natural and Semi-Natural Ecosystems

Series: Environmental Pollution Volume: 3

Edited By: Simon J Langan

251 pages, Figs, tabs

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #103649 | ISBN: 0412810409
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About this book

Provides an up-to-date synthesis of the understanding of the interaction between the emission of nitrogen, its deposition and impact on the most important componants of natural and semi-natural ecosystems. The work consists of contributions from internationally renowned research scientists and deals with the factors and processes related to nitrogen deposition and soils, non-forest vegetation communities, forest ecosystems, and surface waters.


Contents

Nitrogen deposition - sources, impacts and responses in natural and semi-natural ecosystems, M. Hornung, S.J. Langan; spatial and temporal aspects of nitrogen deposition, S.E. Metcalfe, et al; the role of plant and soil processes in determining the fate of atmospheric nitrogen; B.L. Williams, H.A. Anderson; the impact of atmospheric nitrogen deposition on vegetation processes in terrestrial, non-forest ecosystems; R. Aerts, R. Bobbink; factors influencing nitrogen saturation in forest ecosystems - advances in our understanding since the mid-1980s, E.J. Wilson, B.A. Emmett; the impact of atmospheric nitrogen deposition on the behaviour of nitrogen in surface waters, P.J. Chapman, A.C. Edwards; derivation of critical loads by steady-state and dynamic soil models, M. Posch, W. De Vries; progress, future directions and concluding remarks, S.J. Langan.

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