The new report on "Review and revision of empirical critical loads of nitrogen for Europe" by the Coordination Centre for Effects of ICP Modelling and Mapping was published in late autumn. Several scientists and experts of the different ICPs were involved, including colleagues from ICP Forests. It features a 86 pages long chapter on "Effects of nitrogen deposition on forests and other wooded land" and provides updated numbers for empirical critical loads for different forests. Considering the new insights and literature of the last 10 years, several empirical critical loads were downsized, thus, indicating a higher sensitivity to N loads than supposed in the former report of 2011.
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