Research Programme 3
To improve understanding and awareness of KEY NITROGEN THREATS in South Asia, including education through MOOCs. This will give special attention: a) to assess the effects of air pollution from the Indo-Gangetic Plain (highest ambient NH3 in the world) on HIMALAYAN FORESTS. The hub will assess ecosystem services (esp. epiphytes used for perfume manufacture) and deploy an innovative field NH3 micro-dosing system to understand the mechanisms of epiphyte damage; b) to quantify how much eutrophication predisposes reefs to CORAL BLEACHING and prevents recovery, sharing observational capability to improve understanding and inform mitigation strategies.
- SUBODH SHARMA (UNIVERSITY OF KATHMANDU)
- DAVE REAY (UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH)
- That public awareness and education will be critical to overcome barriers, so linking science to simple messages may be transformative, e.g. quantified benefits of a goal to ‘halve nitrogen waste.
List of Work Packages
- WP 3.1
- WP 3.2
- WP 3.3