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Assessing global regionalized impacts of eutrophication on freshwater fish biodiversity

Freshwater biodiversity has been threatened by eutrophication due to excessive nutrients in the environment. Releasing the freshwater species from such pressures requires efforts from industry and manufacturers to avoid emissions to vulnerable and high-risk regions.

J. Zhou
30 January 2024
Thesis in Leiden Repository

The first step is to know which nutrient influences where and the effects thereof on species loss. These impacts can be assessed by methods of life cycle impact assessment (LCIA). This thesis contributes to such knowledge by improving the LCIA method, for instance, by developing more regionalized and comprehensive indicators as well as adding the consideration of both phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N) and which of these two nutrients is limiting.

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