Welcome to the European Centre of the INI (INI-Europe)

INI-Europe has been established as a hub of INI-related activities in Europe. More detailed information is available on the concepts and visions of INI-Europe and on the internal structure.
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Sutton MA, Howard C, Erisman JW, Billen G, Bleeker A, Grenfelt P, van Grinsven H and Grizzetti B
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Feature Article in Planet Earth "Distilling Nitrogen Science", Winter 2011

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A letter on "Grazing-induced reduction of natural nitrous oxide release from continental steppe" has been published in Nature, see here for the full text. In addition to that, this topic is picked up in the "News and Views" section by Stephen J. del Grosso, read the full story here. April 9, 2010

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Sour Showers: Acid Rain Returns--This Time It Is Caused by Nitrogen Emissions: Acid rain is now caused by nitric rather than sulfuric acid--and it comes from more sources than the earlier acidic precipitation did. Article in Scientific American, June 21, 2010.



Our Director

Kevin Hicks

United Kingdom
Deputy Centre Director and Senior Research Associate, Stockholm Environment Institute at York, Environment Department, University of York, UK
Kevin has been a research associate at SEI since 1997 and has 25 years’ experience in the field of air pollution. He has a B.Sc. in Plant Science from the University of Liverpool (1989) and a Ph.D. on ‘The Importance to Upland Vegetation of Enhanced Nitrogen Deposition at High Altitude’ from the Department of Plant and Soil Science, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK (1996). His current research interests cover air pollution impacts, especially of nitrogen, on terrestrial ecosystems, linkages between air pollution and climate change, and the transfer of scientific information to the policy process.
He has extensive experience of international cooperation on air pollution issues in Europe and in developing countries and has helped organize various workshops, including a global meeting on Nitrogen Deposition, Critical Loads and Biodiversity in Edinburgh, UK, in 2009. He helped coordinate the 2011 UNEP/WMO Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone and is active in the follow-up work in developing countries under the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), where he is interested in the development of national action planning and the linkages between energy, food production and water and air quality management in the agricultural sector.
He served on the INI Europe Steering Group under Wilfried Winiwarter from 2013 to 2016, before becoming the INI Europe Director in December 2016.

Contact Us

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Kevin Hicks
Stockholm Environment Institute
University of York
YO10 5NG
United Kingdom