Impact Type: Deposition of pollutant
This rare bryophyte (a leafy liverwort), Jamesoniella undulifolia, occurs in wet minerotrophic mires in association with Sphagnum recurvum and Juncus spp. Together with other species in this habitat it is expected to be sensitive to enhanced atmospheric nitrogen deposition, i.e. eutrophication.
There are no known experimental studies on this species, or on minerotrophic mires. Changes in hydrological conditions and afforestation are likely to exert a more detrimental influence, together with eutrophication from agricultural run off. Detrimental effects are most likely to be indirect via competition.
|Habitat/ Ecosystem Type||Eunis Code||Critical Load/ Level||Status||Reliability||Indication of exceedance||Reference|
|Northern wet heath: Calluna-dominated wet heath (upland moorland)||F4.11||
10-20 kg N ha-1 year-1
|UNECE 2010 - Noordwijkerhout workshop||reliable||
Decreased heather dominance, decline in lichens and mosses, increase N leaching.