N deposition :: Norwegian mugwort

Latin name: 
Artemisia norvegica

Impact Type: Deposition of pollutant

Key Concerns:

Norwegian mugwort (Artemisia norvegica) is a globally rare arctic/alpine plant found on only three mountains in NW Scotland, where it occurs in Racomitrium heath. As a component of this sensitive habitat it is expected to be sensitive to N deposition (Biodiversity Steering Group 1995).

Additional Comments:

There is no published research on the impact of pollution on this species. Stimulation of growth of cohabiting species would be expected to be detrimental. 

Critical Load/level: 
Habitat/ Ecosystem Type Eunis Code Critical Load/ Level Status Reliability Indication of exceedance Reference
Moss and lichen dominated mountain summits E4.2

5-10 kg N ha-1 year-1

UNECE 2010 - Noordwijkerhout workshop quite reliable

Effects upon bryophytes or lichens.

Group, Biodiversity Steering 1995 Biodiversity: the UK Steering Group report Action Plans 2
Species group: 

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