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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2010

Global assessment of nitrogen deposition effects on terrestrial plant diversity: a synthesis

Bobbink, R; Hicks, K; Galloway, J; Spranger, T; Alkemade, R; Ashmore, M; Bustamante, M; Cinderby, S; Davidson, E; Dentener, F; Emmett, B; Erisman, JW; Fenn, M; Gilliam, F; Nordin, Annika; Pardo, L; De Vries, W


The results of this assessment Show that the Vulnerable regions outside Europe and North America which have not received enough attention are ecoregions in eastern and Southern Asia (China, India), an important part of the mediterranean ecoregion (California, southern Europe). and in the coming decades several subtropical and tropical parts of Latin America and Africa. Reductions in plant diversity by increased atmospheric N deposition may be more widespread than first thought, and more targeted Studies are required in low background areas, especially in the G200 ecoregions.


Arctic-alpine ecosystems; boreal ecosystems; critical loads; diversity; ecoregions; mediterranean ecosystems; nitrogen deposition; species richness; temperature ecosystems; terrestrial ecosystems; tropical ecosystems

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Ecological Applications
2010, volume: 20, number: 1, pages: 30-59

Authors' information

Bobbink, R
Hicks, K
Galloway, J
Spranger, T
Alkemade, R
Ashmore, M
Bustamante, M
Cinderby, S
Davidson, E
Dentener, F
Emmett, B
Erisman, JW
Fenn, M
Gilliam, F
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology
Pardo, L
De Vries, W

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG15 Life on land

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Forest Science

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