By Gerald R. Visgilio, Diana M. Whitelaw
This ebook is the results of a convention held biannually on the Goodwin-Niering heart for Conservation Biology and Environmental reviews at Connecticut university. It makes use of an interdisciplinary method of concentrate on vital ecological affects of acid deposition. The publication combines examine findings and the coverage analyses of specialists from various educational disciplines with the positions complicated through representatives of varied nongovernmental firms.
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1972). Hubbard Brook receives elevated inputs of acidic deposition and the forest ecosystem is very sensitive to these inputs. There have been long-term measurements and studies of acidic deposition and its effects on forests and streams at Hubbard Brook (Likens et al. 1996; Driscoll et al. 2001). 34 Charles T. Driscoll et al. 5). These reductions in wet sulfate deposition are consistent with the emissions reductions called for in the 1990 CAAA. 3). There is a relationship between nitrate concentrations in bulk deposition at Hubbard Brook and nitrogen oxide emissions in the source area (Butler et al.
Under conditions of elevated inputs of acidic deposition and subsequent transport of sulfate and nitrate in drainage waters, nutrient cations will be displaced from available pools and leached from soil (Ruess and Johnson 1986). This condition is not problematic for areas with high weathering rates and high pools of available nutrient cations. However, over the past century acidic deposition has accelerated the loss of large amounts of available calcium and magnesium from the soil in acid-sensitive areas (Likens et al.
Acid in the environment : lessons learned and future prospects by Gerald R. Visgilio, Diana M. Whitelaw