N deposition :: Freshwater Sponges

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Impact Type: Deposition of pollutant

Key Concerns:

There is evidence from research work in Germany that increased nitrite concentrations have a detrimental effect on the growth and repoduction of freshwater sponges (Kahlert & Neumann 1997). However there is no published research available for Britain and Northern Ireland.

Additional Comments:


s-seriGN s�%p��o-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-language:EN-GB'>There is no published research on the impact of pollution on this group of species. 


Critical Load/level: 

Critical Load/ Level

No comparable habitat with established critical load estimate available


Kahlert, M.; Neumann, D. 1997 Early development of freshwater sponges under the influence of nitrite and pH. Archiv Fur Hydrobiologie 137 69-81

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