Nitrogen Deposition

N deposition :: Woolly willow

Impact Type: Deposition of pollutant

Key Concerns:

Woolly willow (Salix lanata) is a shrub willow of wet mountain rocks. It is a UK BAP species which may be sensitive to N deposition. Increasing the N content of this shrub will undoubtably increase the likelihood of damage from herbivores, pests and pathogens. Willows are very sensitive to infection by rusts.

Additional Comments:

N deposition :: Scottish small-reed

Impact Type: Deposition of pollutant

Key Concerns:

Scottish small-reed (Calamagrostis scotica) is very rare endemic of bogs in north Caithness (Biodiversity Steering Group 1995). No research has been published on this plant, however it is expected to be sensitive to any factors affecting the bog habitat, including atmospheric N deposition.

Additional Comments:

There is no published research on the impact of pollution on this species. 

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