Contribution of waterborne nitrogen emissions to hypoxia-driven marine eutrophication: modelling of damage to ecosystems in life cycle impact assessment (LCIA)

Nuno Miguel Dias Cosme

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    Abstract

    Marine eutrophication refers to the ecosystem response to the loading of
    a growth limiting nutrient, typically nitrogen (N), to coastal waters,
    where it may cause several impacts. One of the possible impact pathways to these impacts involves the excessive depletion of dissolved oxygen hypoxia) in bottom waters. Hypoxia is identified as an important and widespread cause of disturbance to marine ecosystems and has been linked to the increasing anthropogenic pressure. This is driven by environmental emissions of reactive nitrogen, mainly from N-containing fertilizers used in agriculture and atmospheric deposition as a consequence of fossil fuels combustion.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherTechnical University of Denmark
    Number of pages320
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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