Our research group studies the impact
of various pollutants on terrestrial
and aquatic ecosystems.
These pollutants include acid rain,
nitrogen, ozone and heavy metals.
Information from our studies is used
in steady-state and dynamic models
to predict 'acceptable levels' of
pollutants that will not cause adverse
biological effects according to present
knowledge. Output from these model
runs may be used as a guide for policy
makers to establish pollutant emission
Check out the research projects for further details.
See news to find out what we are up to at the moment.
keywords: surface waters, forest soils, atmospheric deposition, catchments, water chemistry, critical loads, dynamic modelling, nitrogen, sulphur, heavy metals, critical limits
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