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The impacts of ozone on nature conservation: a review and recommendations for research and policy 2007

Atmosphere Terrestrial JNCC Publications 0963-8091 Evidence JNCC report series Pollution 403

Abstract

Ozone is globally the most important gaseous pollutant causing effects on vegetation. While a number of reviews have evaluated the evidence of impacts of ozone on semi-natural ecosystems, none of these has specifically focussed on the priorities of nature conservation agencies.

The aim of this report is to provide a first national assessment of ozone risks to Priority Habitats and Priority Species of vascular plants using currently available data. The specific objectives were:

  • To summarise the results of recent studies of the impacts of ozone on nature conservation (in this case BAP Priority Habitats).
  • To undertake a systematic risk assessment to identify BAP habitats at greatest risk of impacts of ozone and to assess how this risk might change in the future.
  • To identify cases in which ozone may adversely affect the achievement of favourable status.
  • To identify key gaps in knowledge, and priorities in terms of conservation objectives.
  • To assess how policy initiatives might mitigate the possible impacts of ozone on habitats of conservation value in the UK over the next 20–30 years.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2007·04·01

Citation
Morrissey, T., Ashmore, M.R., Emberson, L.D., Cinderby, S. & Büker, P. 2007. The impacts of ozone on nature conservation: a review and recommendations to research and policy, JNCC Report No. 403, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This report provides a first national assessment of ozone risks to Priority habitats and Priority vascular plant species

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·01·30

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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