The study undertook a comprehensive review of research and other literature on the issues surrounding diffuse nutrient enrichment in general, and in relation to basin fens in particular. A large body of literature on the processes of enrichment through nitrogen and phosphorus inputs was assessed and summarised, and the role of hydrology in contributing to nutrient inputs was also reviewed. The particular vulnerability of basin fens is identified, in relation to their isolated position within an agricultural landscape, their typical low nutrient status and their dependence on groundwater and surface water inputs.
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