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Mapping critical loads for nitrogen based on biodiversity using ForSAFE-VEG: introducing the basic principles

Sverdrup, Harald LU ; Nihlgård, Bengt LU and Belyazid, Salim LU (2014) International Nitrogen Initiative Workshop In Nitrogen Deposition, Critical Loads and Biodiversity p.375-383
Abstract
This chapter describes the basic principles inside the VEG extension to the ForSAFE model system. It allows changes in ground vegetation to be calculated, an important part of biodiversity. In the VEG model, the basis for modelling ground vegetation dynamics is a competition strength model based on soil chemistry promoting and retarding factors, nutrients, water and light. The strength is used in a competition model to assign ground area to each plant type considered. The ForSAFE-VEG is freely available from the authors and is used for assessing critical loads for acidity and nitrogen in Europe and United Sates, based on biodiversity criteria.
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Biodiversity, Critical loads, Dynamic modelling, – Interspecies competition
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Nitrogen Deposition, Critical Loads and Biodiversity
editor
Sutton, Mark A.; Mason, Kate E.; Sheppard, Lucy J.; Sverdrup, Harald; Haeuber, Richard; Hicks, W. Kevin; ; ; ; ; and
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375 - 383
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Springer
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International Nitrogen Initiative Workshop
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978-94-007-7938-9
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10.1007/978-94-007-7939-6_40
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English
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  author       = {Sverdrup, Harald and Nihlgård, Bengt and Belyazid, Salim},
  editor       = {Sutton, Mark A. and Mason, Kate E. and Sheppard, Lucy J. and Sverdrup, Harald and Haeuber, Richard and Hicks, W. Kevin},
  isbn         = {978-94-007-7938-9},
  keyword      = {Biodiversity, Critical loads, Dynamic modelling, – Interspecies competition},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {375--383},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Nitrogen Deposition, Critical Loads and Biodiversity},
  title        = {Mapping critical loads for nitrogen based on biodiversity using ForSAFE-VEG: introducing the basic principles},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7939-6_40},
  year         = {2014},
}