A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kirk, G. J. D., Bellamy, P. H. and Lark, R. M. 2010. Changes in soil pH across England and Wales in response to decreased acid deposition. Global Change Biology. 16 (11), pp. 3111-3119.
|Authors||Kirk, G. J. D., Bellamy, P. H. and Lark, R. M.|
Analysis of data from the National Soil Inventory of England and Wales obtained between 1978 and 2003 shows widespread increases in soil pH - i.e., soils became less acid - across both countries during the survey period. In general, soil pH increased under all land uses. At least part of the increase and its regional variation could be explained by decreased sulphur deposition from the atmosphere. Changes in liming practices on arable land probably also contributed. The effect of decreased sulphur deposition was moderated by land use, soil properties - particularly soil pH and organic carbon content - and the level of past sulphur deposition.
|Keywords||biodiversity conservation; Ecology; Environmental Sciences|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Journal||Global Change Biology|
|Journal citation||16 (11), pp. 3111-3119|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.02135.x|
|Open access||Published as non-open access|
|Funder||Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council|
|DEFRA - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs UK|
|NERC - Natural Environment Research Council|
|Funder project or code||Centre for Mathematical and Computational Biology (MCB)|
|Complex spatial variation of environmental variables: sampling, prediction and interpretation|
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