Nitrogen Deposition and Loss of Biological Diversity: Agricultural Land Retirement as a Policy Response

Fraser, Iain M and Stevens, Carly J. (2008) Nitrogen Deposition and Loss of Biological Diversity: Agricultural Land Retirement as a Policy Response. Land Use Policy, 25 (4). pp. 455-463. ISSN 0264-8377. (Unpublished) (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2007.10.003

Abstract

Current levels of nitrogen deposition, especially ammonia, seriously impact upon ecosystems biological diversity. However, land use policy maintaining and enhancing key ecosystems in the UK in most cases does not explicitly take account of this pollution in terms of onsite management prescriptions. In this paper the economic potential of agricultural land retirement to reduce localised nitrogen deposition is examined. Employing a case study that combines nitrogen deposition modelling and agricultural land use change, reductions in nitrogen deposition necessary to reverse the loss of floral diversity are examined. The results indicate that agricultural land retirement is in principle a potentially useful policy instrument for dealing with nitrogen deposition from extensive livestock production.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Agri-Environment Economics
Depositing User: Iain Fraser
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2008 19:48
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 08:54
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5516 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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