The use of spatially explicit economic-ecological modelling in the pollution control for agricultural ammonia emissions (PhD project)

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Date: 2015-Present
Funding source: BOF – Special Research Fund Ghent University – Personal scholarship David de Pue
Project title: The use of spatially explicit economic-ecological modelling in the pollution control for agricultural ammonia emissions

Project summary

93% of the ammonia emissions in Europe could be attributed to agricultural activities. Much of this ammonia ends up in nature areas following atmospheric deposition, causing eutrophication. This process poses a major threat to the biodiversity and conversation goals in Natura 2000 sites, the EU conservation network aimed at assuring the long-term survival of Europe's most valuable species and habitats. Therefore, further reductions in ammonia emissions are a main policy objective. This project entails the modelling for the design of effective and efficient pollution control of agricultural ammonia emissions.