Base cation depletion, eutrophication and acidification of species-rich grasslands in response to long-term simulated nitrogen deposition.

@article{Horswill2008BaseCD,
  title={Base cation depletion, eutrophication and acidification of species-rich grasslands in response to long-term simulated nitrogen deposition.},
  author={Paul Horswill and Odhran O'Sullivan and Gareth K. Phoenix and John A. Lee and Jonathan R Leake},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2008},
  volume={155 2},
  pages={336-49}
}
Pollutant nitrogen deposition effects on soil and foliar element concentrations were investigated in acidic and limestone grasslands, located in one of the most nitrogen and acid rain polluted regions of the UK, using plots treated for 8-10 years with 35-140 kg N ha(-2)y(-1) as NH(4)NO(3). Historic data suggests both grasslands have acidified over the past 50 years. Nitrogen deposition treatments caused the grassland soils to lose 23-35% of their total available bases (Ca, Mg, K, and Na) and… CONTINUE READING
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