Meta-analysis of nitrogen impacts on plant diversity

date: 2018-12-14


December 2018 - Nitrogen enrichment is among the main drivers of the loss of plant diversity in terrestrial ecosystems.  As part of the GLOBIO project, we have performed a systematic meta-analysis in which we synthesised the results of 115 experiments that assessed the effects of nitrogen addition on (semi-)natural terrestrial plant communities. The results of this analysis, which was led by Gabriele Midolo (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano), are now published in the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography.

Source: Midolo et al (2018)