The Nitrogen Cycle at Regional to Global Scales

Editors: Boyer, Elizabeth W., Howarth, Robert W. (Eds.)

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This issue is the final report from the International SCOPE Project on Nitrogen Transport and Transformations: A Regional and Global Analysis. SCOPE (the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment, ICSU) authorized the Nitrogen Project as an 8-year effort between 1994 and 2002 because of the need to better understand how humans have altered nitrogen cyc1ing globally and at the scale of large regions. Human activity has more than doubled the rate of formation of reactive nitrogen on the land surface of the earth, and the nitrogen cyc1e continues to accelerate. The distribution of this reactive nitrogen is not uniform, though, and some regions such as Europe and Asia have seen massive increases in reactive nitrogen, while other regions have seen little change. The SCOPE Nitrogen Project has synthesized detailed information on the nature of the human alteration of the nitrogen cyc1e through aseries of workshops over the past 8 years. These cumulatively have involved over 250 of previous workshops scientists from over 20 different nations. The results have been published in aseries of special journal issues and reports that synthesize information on nitrogen in the North Atlantic Ocean and its water­ sheds (Howarth 1996), nitrogen cycling in Asia (Hong-Chi Lin et al. 1996; Mosier et al.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Towards an ecological understanding of biological nitrogen fixation

    Vitousek, Peter M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-45

  • Dinitrogen fixation in the world’s oceans

    Karl, D. (et al.)

    Pages 47-98

  • The origin, composition and rates of organic nitrogen deposition: A missing piece of the nitrogen cycle?

    Neff, Jason C. (et al.)

    Pages 99-136

  • Anthropogenic nitrogen sources and relationships to riverine nitrogen export in the northeastern U.S.A.

    Boyer, Elizabeth W. (et al.)

    Pages 137-169

  • Sources of nitrate in rivers draining sixteen watersheds in the northeastern U.S.: Isotopic constraints

    Mayer, Bernhard (et al.)

    Pages 171-197

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Nitrogen Cycle at Regional to Global Scales
Editors
  • Elizabeth W. Boyer
  • Robert W. Howarth
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-3405-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-3405-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0779-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6086-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 519
Number of Illustrations and Tables
57 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Reprinted from BIOGEOCHEMISTRY, 57-58
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