Nitrogen Deposition, Critical Loads and Biodiversity

Editors: Sutton, M.A., Mason, K.E., Sheppard, L.J., Sverdrup, H., Haeuber, R., Hicks, W.K. (Eds.)

  • Focuses on better quantification of atmospheric deposition, development and application of critical loads methodologies
  • Looks at the assessment of impacts on biodiversity, the consequences for ecosystem services
  • Includes approaches to developing environmental policies to manage the threats of nitrogen deposition
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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.

About the authors

Mark A. Sutton is a leading international expert in the behaviour of nitrogen compounds in the atmosphere and their impacts on terrestrial ecosystems. He has a special interest in interactions of atmospheric ammonia and on development of the science policy interface. He is based at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (Edinburgh) and is currently Chair of the International Nitrogen Initiative. Kate E. Mason is an information systems professional working at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (Edinburgh). She has an MScEcon in Archives and extensive experience working in academic libraries and archives. Lucy J. Sheppard has been leading field manipulation experiments into pollution effects on terrestrial ecosystems for nearly 30 years. She has a special interest in effects of different N forms on semi-natural vegetation and carbon cycling in peatlands. She is based at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (Edinburgh). Harald Sverdrup researches actively into chemical weathering of minerals in soils, and the modelling of soil chemistry and forest and aquatic ecosystems involving population dynamics and nutrient and pollution flows. His research on Critical Loads has been used widely under the UNECE-LRTAP Convention where his team have built and adapted models such as PROFILE, SAFE, FORSAFE, AGRO-SAFE and BigMERK to regional use in Europe. At present he focuses on integrated sustainability assessments and is using biogeochemical models to drive biodiversity models. He has been Professor of Chemical Engineering at Lund University since 1994. Richard Haeuber leads the Assessment and Communications Branch in the Clean Air Markets Division of the US Environmental Protection Agency. He was formerly Associate Director of the Ecological Society of America’s Science Programs Office, where he focused on the ecological effects of air pollution on terrestrial, aquatic, and coastal ecosystems. As a Congressional Fellow, he advised US Senate staff on air quality issues and multi-pollutant control legislation. W. Kevin Hicks is a leading researcher with an interest in the transfer of scientific information to the policy process, especially concerning air pollution impacts on terrestrial ecosystems from local to global scales and the linkages between air pollution, climate, biodiversity and ecosystems services. He currently sits on Steering Committee of the European Centre of the International Nitrogen Initiative (INI) and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Environment Department, at the University of York, UK.

Table of contents (52 chapters)

  • Nitrogen Deposition, Critical Loads and Biodiversity: Introduction

    Hicks, W. Kevin (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Progress in Monitoring and Modelling Estimates of Nitrogen Deposition at Local, Regional and Global Scales

    Dentener, Frank (et al.)

    Pages 7-22

  • Gaseous Nitrogen Emissions from Australian Cattle Feedlots

    Denmead, O. Tom (et al.)

    Pages 23-29

  • Ammonia Emissions in the US: Assessing the Role of Bi-directional Ammonia Transport Using the Community Multi-scale Air Quality (CMAQ) Model

    Gore, Megan L. (et al.)

    Pages 31-38

  • Regional Scale Modelling of the Concentration and Deposition of Oxidised and Reduced Nitrogen in the UK

    Dore, Anthony J. (et al.)

    Pages 39-47

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eBook $179.00
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Hardcover $229.00
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Softcover $229.00
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  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0768-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nitrogen Deposition, Critical Loads and Biodiversity
Editors
  • Mark A. Sutton
  • Kate E. Mason
  • Lucy J. Sheppard
  • Harald Sverdrup
  • Richard Haeuber
  • W. Kevin Hicks
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7939-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7939-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7938-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0768-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 535
Number of Illustrations and Tables
55 b/w illustrations, 82 illustrations in colour
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