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Nitrogen Saturation in Temperate Forest EcosystemsAuthor(s): John Aber; William McDowell; Knute Nadelhoffer; Alison Magill; Glenn Berntson; Mark Kamakea; Steven McNulty; William Currie; Lindsey Rustad; Ivan Fernandez
Source: BioScience Vol. 48 No. 11, Nov. 1998 pgs. 921-934
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionNitrogen emissions to the atmosphere due to human activity remain elevated in industrialized regions of the world and are accelerating in many developing regions (Galloway 1995). Although the deposition of sulfur has been reduced over much of the United States and Europe by aggressive environmental protection policies, current nitrogen deposition reduction targets in the US are modest. Nitrogen deposition remains relatively constant in the northeastern United States and is increasing in the Southeast and the West (Fenn et al. in press).
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CitationAber, John; McDowell, William; Nadelhoffer, Knute; Magill, Alison; Berntson, Glenn; Kamakea, Mark; McNulty, Steven; Currie, William; Rustad, Lindsey; Fernandez, Ivan. 1998. Nitrogen Saturation in Temperate Forest Ecosystems. BioScience Vol. 48 No. 11, Nov. 1998 pgs. 921-934
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