Abstract: To date evaluation of the benefits of policies to control emissions of air pollutants in the UK has focused on human health effects, which are quantified economically, whereas ecosystem protection has been assessed using critical levels and critical loads. This paper considers the current feasibility of using an ecosystem services approach to appraise the benefits of alternative scenarios for controlling agricultural ammonia emissions in the UK (Wiley and Sons (c) 2011).

Keywords: nitrogen;ammonia;economic valuation;ecosystem service;air pollution;biodiversity;climate regulation

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