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Rainforest – Effects


The conceptual models were compiled by researchers in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders from Natural Resource Management groups, universities and government agencies and based on available scientific information[1].

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The effects of nitrogen on a system can vary depending on the inputs, processes, stocks and outputs of the system.


Nitrogen effects content found on Pressures page.

Rainforest specific

Note: While included within these models, rainforests are not wetlands.

The effects of N pollution into rainforests depends on catchment area, agricultural practices and the degree of connection. It also depends on the sediment type[1]. Rainforests are generally located in the upland areas and not subject to high inputs of nitrogen from other land uses.


  1. ^ Rasiah, V & Armour, JD (2001), 'Nitrate accumulation under cropping in the Ferrosols of Far North Queensland wet tropics', Australian Journal of Soil Research. [online], vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 329-341. Available at: Scopus.

Last updated: 2 August 2021

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Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2021) Rainforest – Effects, WetlandInfo website, accessed 25 June 2024. Available at:

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