Nitrogen deposition and reduction of terrestrial biodiversity: Evidence from temperate grasslands

  title={Nitrogen deposition and reduction of terrestrial biodiversity: Evidence from temperate grasslands},
  author={Nancy B. Dise and J. Stevens},
  journal={Science in China Series C: Life Sciences},
Biodiversity is thought to be essential for ecosystem stability, function and long-term sustainability. Since nitrogen is the limiting nutrient for plant growth in many terrestrial ecosystems, reactive nitrogen has the potential to reduce the diversity of terrestrial vegetation and associated biota through favouring species adapted to quickly exploiting available nutrients. Although the potential has long been recognised, only recently has enough evidence come together to show beyond reasonable… CONTINUE READING
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