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Main Title Nitrogen Deposition, Critical Loads and Biodiversity [electronic resource] /
Author Sutton, Mark A.
Other Authors
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Mason, Kate E.
Sheppard, Lucy J.
Sverdrup, Harald.
Haeuber, Richard.
Hicks, W. Kevin.
Publisher Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2014
Call Number TD881-890
ISBN 9789400779396
Subjects Environmental sciences. ; Environmental management. ; Environmental protection. ; Environmental pollution.
Internet Access
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Collation XXIX, 535 p. 137 illus., 82 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Part I. Monitoring and modelling atmospheric nitrogen deposition -- Part II. Nitrogen impacts on terrestrial and aquatic Ecosystems -- Part III. Critical loads and levels approaches and regional upscaling -- Part IV. Nitrogen deposition, ecosystem services and policy development -- Part V. Conclusions and outlook. 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 an obvious lack of information on impacts on above- and below-ground fauna, and all impacts in other parts of the world, with no clear overview of how the different strands of evidence fit together. This overall synthesis is targeted at the international conventions, but is equally readable for scientists, environmental managers, conservation agencies and policy makers. '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 deposition effects to enable appropriate measures. This book presents a milestone towards this global goal as the international community works toward meeting the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, especially Target 8: "By 2020, pollution, including from excess nutrients, has been brought to levels that are not detrimental to ecosystem function and biodiversity". Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity "This key volume highlights the global challenge to reduce atmospheric nitrogen pollution resulting from energy production, transport and agricultural activities. It takes forward the agenda recently launched in the UNEP commissioned report 'Our Nutrient World". Dr. Anjan Datta, UNEP.