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Can on-site management mitigate nitrogen deposition impacts in non-wooded habitats?

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Can on-site management mitigate nitrogen deposition impacts in non-wooded habitats? / Jones, L.; Stevens, Carly Joanne; Rowe, E. C.; Payne, R.; Caporn, Simon J. M.; Evans, Chris D.; Field, Chris D.; Dale, Sarah.

In: Biological Conservation, Vol. 212, No. Part B, 08.2017, p. 464-475.

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Jones, L, Stevens, CJ, Rowe, EC, Payne, R, Caporn, SJM, Evans, CD, Field, CD & Dale, S 2017, 'Can on-site management mitigate nitrogen deposition impacts in non-wooded habitats?', Biological Conservation, vol. 212, no. Part B, pp. 464-475. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2016.06.012

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Jones, L., Stevens, C. J., Rowe, E. C., Payne, R., Caporn, S. J. M., Evans, C. D., Field, C. D., & Dale, S. (2017). Can on-site management mitigate nitrogen deposition impacts in non-wooded habitats? Biological Conservation, 212(Part B), 464-475. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2016.06.012

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Jones L, Stevens CJ, Rowe EC, Payne R, Caporn SJM, Evans CD et al. Can on-site management mitigate nitrogen deposition impacts in non-wooded habitats? Biological Conservation. 2017 Aug;212(Part B):464-475. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2016.06.012

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Jones, L. ; Stevens, Carly Joanne ; Rowe, E. C. ; Payne, R. ; Caporn, Simon J. M. ; Evans, Chris D. ; Field, Chris D. ; Dale, Sarah. / Can on-site management mitigate nitrogen deposition impacts in non-wooded habitats?. In: Biological Conservation. 2017 ; Vol. 212, No. Part B. pp. 464-475.

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title = "Can on-site management mitigate nitrogen deposition impacts in non-wooded habitats?",
abstract = "Nitrogen (N) deposition is a major cause of plant biodiversity loss, with serious implications for appropriate management of protected sites. Reducing N emissions is the only long-term solution. However, on-site management has the potential to mitigate some of the adverse effects of N deposition. In this paper we review how management activities such as grazing, cutting, burning, hydrological management and soil disturbance measures can mitigate the negative impacts of N across a range of temperate habitats (acid, calcareous and neutral grasslands, sand dunes and other coastal habitats, heathlands, bogs and fens). The review focuses mainly on European habitats, which have a long history of N deposition, and it excludes forested systems. For each management type we distinguish between actions that improve habitat suitability for plant species of conservation importance, and actions that immobilize N or remove it from the system. For grasslands and heathlands we collate data on the quantity of N removal by each management type. Our findings show that while most activities improve habitat suitability, the majority do little to slow or to reduce the amount of N accumulating in soil pools at current deposition rates. Only heavy cutting/mowing with removal in grasslands, high intensity burns in heathlands and sod cutting remove more N than comes in from deposition under typical management cycles. We conclude by discussing some of the unintended consequences of managing specifically for N impacts, which can include damage to non-target species, alteration of soil processes, loss of the seedbank and loss of soil carbon.",
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AU - Evans, Chris D.

AU - Field, Chris D.

AU - Dale, Sarah

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N2 - Nitrogen (N) deposition is a major cause of plant biodiversity loss, with serious implications for appropriate management of protected sites. Reducing N emissions is the only long-term solution. However, on-site management has the potential to mitigate some of the adverse effects of N deposition. In this paper we review how management activities such as grazing, cutting, burning, hydrological management and soil disturbance measures can mitigate the negative impacts of N across a range of temperate habitats (acid, calcareous and neutral grasslands, sand dunes and other coastal habitats, heathlands, bogs and fens). The review focuses mainly on European habitats, which have a long history of N deposition, and it excludes forested systems. For each management type we distinguish between actions that improve habitat suitability for plant species of conservation importance, and actions that immobilize N or remove it from the system. For grasslands and heathlands we collate data on the quantity of N removal by each management type. Our findings show that while most activities improve habitat suitability, the majority do little to slow or to reduce the amount of N accumulating in soil pools at current deposition rates. Only heavy cutting/mowing with removal in grasslands, high intensity burns in heathlands and sod cutting remove more N than comes in from deposition under typical management cycles. We conclude by discussing some of the unintended consequences of managing specifically for N impacts, which can include damage to non-target species, alteration of soil processes, loss of the seedbank and loss of soil carbon.

AB - Nitrogen (N) deposition is a major cause of plant biodiversity loss, with serious implications for appropriate management of protected sites. Reducing N emissions is the only long-term solution. However, on-site management has the potential to mitigate some of the adverse effects of N deposition. In this paper we review how management activities such as grazing, cutting, burning, hydrological management and soil disturbance measures can mitigate the negative impacts of N across a range of temperate habitats (acid, calcareous and neutral grasslands, sand dunes and other coastal habitats, heathlands, bogs and fens). The review focuses mainly on European habitats, which have a long history of N deposition, and it excludes forested systems. For each management type we distinguish between actions that improve habitat suitability for plant species of conservation importance, and actions that immobilize N or remove it from the system. For grasslands and heathlands we collate data on the quantity of N removal by each management type. Our findings show that while most activities improve habitat suitability, the majority do little to slow or to reduce the amount of N accumulating in soil pools at current deposition rates. Only heavy cutting/mowing with removal in grasslands, high intensity burns in heathlands and sod cutting remove more N than comes in from deposition under typical management cycles. We conclude by discussing some of the unintended consequences of managing specifically for N impacts, which can include damage to non-target species, alteration of soil processes, loss of the seedbank and loss of soil carbon.

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