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Atmospheric nitrogen deposition and its impact on plant communities

Monday, October 06, 2014, 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Carly Stevens

Environment Centre, Lancaster University


ARC room 620

Atmospheric nitrogen deposition presents a serious threat to many plant communities across the world. Research in Europe has demonstrated the potential for N deposition to reduce species richness and change the species composition of a wide range of communities. I will present some of the evidence collected in the last 10 years demonstrating impacts and predicting future change from a community level right down to individual species and exploring mechanisms of change. I will also present an outline of the work I am doing on Boulder on how N deposition is impacting on invasive species across the U.S.


Free and open to the public.