Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition to Global Forests

Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition to Global Forests

Spatial Variation, Impacts, and Management Implications

1st Edition - February 1, 2023

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  • Editors: Enzai Du, Wim de Vries
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323911405

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Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition in Global Forests: Spatial Variation, Impacts, and Management Implications provides the most comprehensive knowledge on spatial variation and ecological impacts of reactive nitrogen deposition in global forests, as well as forest management options to mitigate the negative impacts. Written and edited by international experts in the field, this book synthesizes recent research developments and insights in monitoring and modeling nitrogen deposition in global forests. The book also assesses ecological impacts of enhanced nitrogen deposition on forest structure and function and responses of forest ecosystems to decreasing nitrogen deposition in regions such as the European Union and North America. Finally, the book reviews indicators and thresholds for nitrogen saturation in global forests and analyzes remediation options to reduce impacts of excess nitrogen deposition. This is an important resource for researchers in forestry and biodiversity conservation, as well as graduate students, policymakers and others who want to understand environmental issues of reactive nitrogen deposition in global forests.

Key Features

  • Offers a systematic view of the ecological impacts of enhanced nitrogen deposition
  • Provides the most comprehensive knowledge on spatial variation and the ecological impacts of reactive nitrogen deposition in global forests
  • Presents expert research and findings on forest management options to remediate negative impacts

Readership

Researchers in forest management and biodiversity conservation of global forests, Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in forestry, plant science, or biodiversity conservation courses; global policymakers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Nitrogen deposition in forest ecosystems: A global perspective (Enzai Du, Wim de Vries)

    Part I: Monitoring and modeling nitrogen deposition
    2. Monitoring nitrogen deposition in global forests (Greg Beachley and others) 
    3. Modelling nitrogen deposition in global forests (Donna Schwede and others)

    Part II. Ecological and biogeochemical impacts of nitrogen deposition
    4. Context dependent response of forest understorey plant communities to nitrogen deposition (Michael Perring and others)
    5. Impacts of nitrogen deposition on forest mycorrhizal communities (Erik A Lilleskov and others)
    6. Impacts of nitrogen deposition on soil nitrogen transformations (Jinbo Zhang and others)
    7. Impacts of nitrogen deposition on forest productivity and carbon sink (Enzai Du, Wim de Vries and Lena )
    8. Impacts of nitrogen deposition on soil methane fluxes in global forests (Nan Xia, Enzai Du, Wim de Vries and others)
    9. Impacts of nitrogen deposition on soil N2O emissions in global forests (Enzai Du, Hongbo Guo, Wim de Vries and others)

    Part III. Responses of forest ecosystems to regional trends in nitrogen deposition
    10. Responses of forest ecosystems to nitrogen deposition in the United Kingdom (Elena Vanguelova and others)
    11. Responses of forest ecosystems to decreasing nitrogen deposition in the eastern North America (Frank Gilliam and others) 
    12. Responses of forest ecosystems to decreasing nitrogen deposition in Europe (Andreas Schmitz and others)
    13. Responses of forest ecosystems to enhanced nitrogen deposition in China (Enzai Du, Jingyun Fang and others)

    Part IV. Management implications, uncertainties and future research needs
    14. Threshold and indicators for nitrogen saturation in forest ecosystems (Lei Duan and others) 
    15. Forest management strategies in the face of chronic N deposition (Christopher M. Clark and others) 
    16. Experimental assessment of nitrogen deposition impact on forest ecosystems: methodology, uncertainties and future research needs (Enzai Du, Wim de Vries, Frank Gilliam, Andreas Schmitz and others)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 274
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: February 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323911405

About the Editors

Enzai Du

Enzai Du is an associate professor at Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University. His research interests focus on biogeochemical processes in forest ecosystems and their responses to multiple global change factors, especially nitrogen deposition, climate change, air pollution and urbanization. He has authored and co-authored 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Nature Geoscience, Nature Climate Change and PNAS. Many of these papers focus on the pattern of atmospheric nitrogen deposition and its impacts on forest ecosystems. He also serves as the coordinator of IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) research unit (8.04.03) on atmospheric deposition, soils and nutrient cycles. He has co-edited two special issues on forest ecosystems in response to global environmental change in Science of the Total Environment and Environmental Pollution. He has also coedited a book entitled “Atmospheric Reactive Nitrogen in China: Emission, Deposition and Environmental Impacts” (Springer).

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University, China

Wim de Vries

Wim de Vries is a professor at the Environmental Systems Analysis Group of Wageningen University where he holds the chair "Integrated nitrogen impact assessment”. His research is currently organized around impacts of the elevated use of nutrients (especially nitrogen and phosphorus) in agriculture on air-, soil - and water quality and related impacts on crop and forest productivity and plant species diversity. His special research interest is in the field of soil chemistry with special reference to soil acidification, nutrient cycling, greenhouse gas emissions and heavy metal pollution. He has authored and co-authored about 600 publications on the above-mentioned topics, including ca 200 publications in international peer reviewed journals. He has co-edited three special issues on Nitrogen Fluxes to Air and Water in Environmental Pollution, on Nitrogen related Greenhouse Gases in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability and on impacts of nitrogen deposition on forests at global scale in Environmental Pollution.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Environmental Systems Analysis Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

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