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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 29.4 April 2018

Something in the air, soil and water: nitrogen, phosphorus and British wildlife

By - John Hopkins

The increase in the availability of nitrogen and phosphorus, commonly known as eutrophication, has led to a fundamental disbalance in the natural environment. Eutrophication affects ecosystems at all levels, and has profoundly altered many freshwater, marine and terrestrial habitats. While this will be an extremely difficult problem to tackle, there may be opportunities to change the way in which we use these chemicals in future. John Hopkins explains the causes and effects of eutrophication, and suggests some starting points for reducing its impacts.

One change did more damage to Britain’s terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity in the 20th century than any other. It has also affected marine life and done more than climate change to push the earth closer to unsafe operating limits (Steffen et al. 2015).

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist