Nitrogen Pollution and the Meltdown of Urban Ecosystems
AbstractUrban ecosystems are carrying an extinction debt. Mitigating this debt will require the development of a predictive framework that improves our understanding of the factors causing decline of native biodiversity in urban areas. I argue that nitrogen is a common currency around which such a predictive framework could be built. I first summarise the evidence that shows the probable extent of nitrogen enrichment in urban ecosystems. I then review the body of empirical evidence that describes how nitrogen enrichment affects ecosystem process and function. By unifying these two bodies of empirical evidence, I generate a series of testable hypotheses that may allow for a better understanding of native biodiversity loss in urban areas. View Full-Text
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Ladd, B. Nitrogen Pollution and the Meltdown of Urban Ecosystems. Land 2016, 5, 23.
Ladd B. Nitrogen Pollution and the Meltdown of Urban Ecosystems. Land. 2016; 5(3):23.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ladd, Brenton. 2016. "Nitrogen Pollution and the Meltdown of Urban Ecosystems." Land 5, no. 3: 23.