Special Issue "Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Surface- and Ground-Water: Sources, Mechanisms, Processes, and Pathways"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021).
Interests: nitrogen; phosphorus; biogeochemistry; water quality; stable isotopes
Interests: hydrological processes; water quality; tracer techniques; land use change effects
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Nitrogen and phosphorus are two critical nutrients for crop productivity and are largely responsible for ensuring adequate food, fiber, and shelter for the growing human population. Abundant availability and excessive use of nutrients to grow food have led to nutrient surpluses in developed countries and mismanagement of nutrients in developing countries. This has resulted in losses of nutrients from land to water bodies, leading to eutrophication, the onset of harmful algal blooms, and hypoxia in water bodies. This Special Issue aims to invite contributions that explore the sources, processes, mechanisms, and pathways of nitrogen and phosphorus losses from land to surface- and ground-water. Example topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Fate and transport of nitrogen and phosphorus in landscapes perturbed by anthropogenic activities (agriculture, urbanization, deforestation, mining, etc.);
- Tracking sources of nitrogen and phosphorus in water bodies using isotopes and other techniques;
- Unraveling mechanistic processes driving nitrogen and phosphorus release and transport from land to water;
- Pathways (leaching, runoff, sub-surface) of nitrogen and phosphorus loss from landscapes to water bodies;
- Biogeochemistry of nitrogen and phosphorus in the soil–plant–water–atmosphere continuum.
Prof. Dr. Gurpal S. Toor
Prof. Dr. Zhi Li
Manuscript Submission Information
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- water quality
- surface water