Biomonitoring methods for assessing the impacts of nitrogen pollution: refinement and testing
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 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
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.
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ISSN 0963 8901
Please cite as: 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 386, ISSN 0963 8901