The evidence from across Europe, reviewed in this book, demonstrates that nitrogen deposition is a major threat to European biodiversity, especially in the Natura 2000 network, including sensitive habitats and species listed under the European Commission Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC). It documents the information presented and discussed at an international workshop on ‘Natura 2000 and Nitrogen Deposition’, held in Brussels in May 2009, to review new evidence of nitrogen impacts, develop best practices when conducting assessments, and recommend options for consideration in future policy development.

This book represents current thinking in Europe for the assessment and protection of Natura 2000 sites receiving elevated nitrogen deposition inputs. It describes existing methodologies and also considers emerging issues. It is hoped that this book will provide a valuable resource for practitioners in nature conservation and environmental regulation; scientific experts in nitrogen deposition, impact detection and environmental assessments; and policy advisers and stakeholders in the fields of biodiversity, the Habitats Directive and nitrogen emissions management.

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