New Perspectives on Nitrogen Cycling in the Temperate and Tropical Americas

Report of the International SCOPE Nitrogen Project

Editors: Townsend, Alan R. (Ed.)

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Inputs of nitrogen to terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems have increased several-fold over the last one hundred and fifty years, with the steepest increases during the last four decades. The expansion of fertilizer manu­ facture and use, the increase in fossil fuel combustion, the intensification of animal husbandry, and widespread cultivation of N2 fixing crops have all contributed to the dramatic increase in N inputs. The increase has been most rapid in Northern Hemisphere (NH) temperate ecosystems, but presently subtropical and tropical regions of Asia are also experiencing an explosive increase in N inputs to terrestrial ecosystems (W. Chameides, pers. comm. ; Galloway et al. 1996). Projected increases in N deposition for these trop­ ical and subtropical regions, with a high natural background of N inputs, exceed increases projected for temperate and arctic regions (Cleveland et al. submitted; Galloway et al. 1994; Holland & Lamarque 1997a). Compared to biological N fixation, N deposition is becoming a proportionately greater source of N to terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems worldwide (Vitousek et al. 1997). 6 The nitrogen contained in the atmosphere as N , 3. 9 * 10 Tg (Tg = 2 12 10 g), is the largest reservoir of N in the Earth system (Warneck 1988). However, this paper focuses on the nitrogen emissions and deposition that have been transformed from N2 into reactive forms that are biologically avail­ able (e. g. Vitousek et al. 1997).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Nιτρον — An etymology of nitrogen and other related words

    Corredor, Jorge E.

    Pages 5-6

  • Contemporary and pre-industrial global reactive nitrogen budgets

    Holland, Elisabeth A. (et al.)

    Pages 7-43

  • Nitrogen stable isotopic composition of leaves and soil: Tropical versus temperate forests

    Martinelli, L. A. (et al.)

    Pages 45-65

  • The globalization of N deposition: ecosystem consequences in tropical environments

    Matson, Pamela A. (et al.)

    Pages 67-83

  • A nitrogen budget for late-successional hillslope tabonuco forest, Puerto Rico

    Chestnut, Tamara J. (et al.)

    Pages 85-108

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Perspectives on Nitrogen Cycling in the Temperate and Tropical Americas
Book Subtitle
Report of the International SCOPE Nitrogen Project
Editors
  • Alan R. Townsend
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4645-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4645-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5704-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5961-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 293
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