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Stikstof en biodiversiteit : een onverzoenbaar duo

An De Schrijver UGent, Andreas Demey, Pieter De Frenne UGent, Stephanie Schelfhout UGent, Jenna Vergeynst UGent, Pallieter De Smedt UGent and Kris Verheyen UGent (2013) NATUUR.FOCUS. 12(3). p.92-102
abstract
During the past decades the biogeochemical cycling of nitrogen was drastically disturbed as a consequence of high nitrogen depositions. Consequently many ecosystems evolved from being nitrogen limited to nitrogen saturated. The worldwide loss of biodiversity was among other causes linked to these increased amounts of nitrogen cycling in ecosystems. In grassland and heathland, growth of some fast-growing species (frequently grasses) has increased at the expense of other lower statured and more sensitive species (mainly forbs and mosses), resulting in decreased species densities. In forests the response of the herbal vegetation layer on nitrogen depositions is more variable and depends among other variables on light availability. The loss of plant species seems to be related to the cumulative amount of nitrogen that was deposited during the past decades. The increased amounts of biomass and the denser vegetation structures also affects the faunal community. For restoration purposes management measures have to be focused on a significant removal of nitrogen from ecosystems in comparison to the actual input through atmospheric depositions. Furthermore, managers have to be aware that restoration measures don’t cause other negative effects as e.g. soil acidification.
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Focus op biogeochemie, deel 4 : stikstof en biodiversiteit : een onverzoenbaar duo
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published
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biodiversity, nitrogen, nature restoration
journal title
NATUUR.FOCUS
Natuur.Focus
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12
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3
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92 - 102
ISSN
1379-8863
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Dutch
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4284283
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-4284283
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  abstract     = {During the past decades the biogeochemical cycling of nitrogen was drastically disturbed as a consequence of high nitrogen depositions. Consequently many ecosystems evolved from being nitrogen limited to nitrogen saturated. The worldwide loss of biodiversity was among other causes linked to these increased amounts of nitrogen cycling in ecosystems. In grassland and heathland, growth of some fast-growing species (frequently grasses) has increased at the expense of other lower statured and more sensitive species (mainly forbs and mosses), resulting in decreased species densities. In forests the response of the herbal vegetation layer on nitrogen depositions is more variable and depends among other variables on light availability. The loss of plant species seems to be related to the cumulative amount of nitrogen that was deposited during the past decades. The increased amounts of biomass and the denser vegetation structures also affects the faunal community. For restoration purposes management measures have to be focused on a significant removal of nitrogen from ecosystems in comparison to the actual input through atmospheric depositions. Furthermore, managers have to be aware that restoration measures don{\textquoteright}t cause other negative effects as e.g. soil acidification.},
  author       = {De Schrijver, An and Demey, Andreas and De Frenne, Pieter and Schelfhout, Stephanie and Vergeynst, Jenna and De Smedt, Pallieter and Verheyen, Kris},
  issn         = {1379-8863},
  journal      = {NATUUR.FOCUS},
  keyword      = {biodiversity,nitrogen,nature restoration},
  language     = {dut},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {92--102},
  title        = {Stikstof en biodiversiteit : een onverzoenbaar duo},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
De Schrijver, An, Andreas Demey, Pieter De Frenne, Stephanie Schelfhout, Jenna Vergeynst, Pallieter De Smedt, and Kris Verheyen. 2013. “Stikstof En Biodiversiteit : Een Onverzoenbaar Duo.” Natuur.focus 12 (3): 92–102.
APA
De Schrijver, An, Demey, A., De Frenne, P., Schelfhout, S., Vergeynst, J., De Smedt, P., & Verheyen, K. (2013). Stikstof en biodiversiteit : een onverzoenbaar duo. NATUUR.FOCUS, 12(3), 92–102.
Vancouver
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De Schrijver A, Demey A, De Frenne P, Schelfhout S, Vergeynst J, De Smedt P, et al. Stikstof en biodiversiteit : een onverzoenbaar duo. NATUUR.FOCUS. 2013;12(3):92–102.
MLA
De Schrijver, An, Andreas Demey, Pieter De Frenne, et al. “Stikstof En Biodiversiteit : Een Onverzoenbaar Duo.” NATUUR.FOCUS 12.3 (2013): 92–102. Print.