Articles | Volume 17, issue 6
Biogeosciences, 17, 1583–1620, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-1583-2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 1583–1620, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-1583-2020

Research article 26 Mar 2020

Research article | 26 Mar 2020

Carbon–nitrogen interactions in European forests and semi-natural vegetation – Part 1: Fluxes and budgets of carbon, nitrogen and greenhouse gases from ecosystem monitoring and modelling

Chris R. Flechard et al.

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Short summary
Experimental evidence from a network of 40 monitoring sites in Europe suggests that atmospheric nitrogen deposition to forests and other semi-natural vegetation impacts the carbon sequestration rates in ecosystems, as well as the net greenhouse gas balance including other greenhouse gases such as nitrous oxide and methane. Excess nitrogen deposition in polluted areas also leads to other environmental impacts such as nitrogen leaching to groundwater and other pollutant gaseous emissions.
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