Biomonitoring methods for assessing the impacts of nitrogen pollution: refinement and testing 2005
The conservation agencies are required to identify, monitor and protect sites designated for nature conservation under UK and European legislation. The ability to determine the impacts of enhanced N concentrations and N depositions is important for assessing effects on site condition and integrity.
This report describes a two-part field study, which applied bioindicator methods in parallel. The use of biomonitoring methods is an approach which could provide an early warning of sites at risk from N deposition.
The main objective of the project was to refine, test and subsequently recommend bioindicator/biomonitoring methods for assessing the impacts of atmospheric nitrogen deposition or concentrations on statutory nature conservation sites.
Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 2005·12·01
Leith, I.D., van Dijk, N., Pitcairn, C.E.R., Wolseley, P.A., Whitfield, C.P. & Sutton, M.A. 2005. Biomonitoring methods for assessing the impacts of nitrogen pollution: refinement and testing, JNCC Report No. 386, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.
The project was jointly funded by the Countryside Council for Wales, English Nature, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scotland and Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research.
Communications, JNCC publisher
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Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0
Metadata date 2020·01·30
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