Fen, Marsh and Swamp

Nitrogen Deposition :: Fen, Marsh and Swamp


Effects and implications

  • Sphagnum species will be vulnerable to N both through direct N induced toxicity and indirectly from shading by increased vascular plants growth. The extent to which shading occurs will reflect the capacity of the vascular plants to use the addition N to increase C assimilation. Molinia caerulea , despite having a relatively low Ellenberg N score  appears to be a nitrophile in the presence of high NH4+ concentrations (van den Berg pers comm.).
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