Assessing the effects of small increments of atmospheric nitrogen deposition (above the critical load) on semi-natural habitats of conservation importance (NECR210)

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The objective of this report was to examine recent vegetation survey data to understand the relationships that exist between species (composition and richness) and nitrogen deposition, and to determine the effect of incremental increases in nitrogen. Vegetation data were analysed from 226 sites, collected over 8 surveys of 5 UK priority habitats for conservation (sand dune, bog, lowland heath, upland heath, acid grassland). Further evidence was gained from published survey data and the network of UK nitrogen addition experiments.

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