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Developing an approach for Sweden, Switzerland, United States and France for setting critical loads based on biodiversity including management, pollution and climate change

Sverdrup, Harald U. and Belyazid, Salim LU (2015) In Ecological Modelling 306. p.35-45
Abstract
The integrated dynamic ecosystem model ForSAFE-VEG was used to estimate critical loads for nitrogen using different chemical and biological criteria, and attempting to account for possible effects of climate change. The study is based on a model application on sites used for critical loads assessments in Sweden and France, focusing on the ecological effect of nitrogen pollution. To assess critical loads for nitrogen to ecosystems, two criteria were used for the critical loads estimates, N leaching, and changes in plant community composition, and assessed using the models mentioned. We show that the models give results consistent with earlier results using other methods such as the simple mass balance method. We show that the new model... (More)
The integrated dynamic ecosystem model ForSAFE-VEG was used to estimate critical loads for nitrogen using different chemical and biological criteria, and attempting to account for possible effects of climate change. The study is based on a model application on sites used for critical loads assessments in Sweden and France, focusing on the ecological effect of nitrogen pollution. To assess critical loads for nitrogen to ecosystems, two criteria were used for the critical loads estimates, N leaching, and changes in plant community composition, and assessed using the models mentioned. We show that the models give results consistent with earlier results using other methods such as the simple mass balance method. We show that the new model system is operational over the whole of the territory and may be used for policy development and policy outcome assessments. (Less)
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Biodiversity, Modelling, ForSAFE-VEG, Nitrogen, Pollution
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Ecological Modelling
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306
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35 - 45
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Elsevier
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0304-3800
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10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2014.09.020
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English
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  abstract     = {The integrated dynamic ecosystem model ForSAFE-VEG was used to estimate critical loads for nitrogen using different chemical and biological criteria, and attempting to account for possible effects of climate change. The study is based on a model application on sites used for critical loads assessments in Sweden and France, focusing on the ecological effect of nitrogen pollution. To assess critical loads for nitrogen to ecosystems, two criteria were used for the critical loads estimates, N leaching, and changes in plant community composition, and assessed using the models mentioned. We show that the models give results consistent with earlier results using other methods such as the simple mass balance method. We show that the new model system is operational over the whole of the territory and may be used for policy development and policy outcome assessments.},
  author       = {Sverdrup, Harald U. and Belyazid, Salim},
  issn         = {0304-3800},
  keyword      = {Biodiversity,Modelling,ForSAFE-VEG,Nitrogen,Pollution},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {35--45},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Ecological Modelling},
  title        = {Developing an approach for Sweden, Switzerland, United States and France for setting critical loads based on biodiversity including management, pollution and climate change},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2014.09.020},
  volume       = {306},
  year         = {2015},
}