Consequence of altered nitrogen cycles in the coupled human and ecological system under changing climate: The need for long-term and site-based research

TitleConsequence of altered nitrogen cycles in the coupled human and ecological system under changing climate: The need for long-term and site-based research
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsShibata, H, Branquinho, C, William H. McDowell, Mitchell, MJ, Monteith, DT, Tang, J, Arvola, L, Cruz, C, Cusack, DF, Halada, L, Kopacek, J, Maguas, C, Sajidu, S, Schubert, H, Tokuchi, N, Zahora, J
JournalAMBIO
Volume44
Issue3
Pagination178-193
Date PublishedApr
ISBN Number0044-7447
Accession NumberLUQ.1223
Other NumbersWOS:000351293600003
Keywordsatmospheric deposition, Biogeochemistry, N2O, Nitrogen leaching, Water quality
Abstract

Anthropogenically derived nitrogen (N) has a central role in global environmental changes, including climate change, biodiversity loss, air pollution, greenhouse gas emission, water pollution, as well as food production and human health. Current understanding of the biogeochemical processes that govern the N cycle in coupled human-ecological systems around the globe is drawn largely from the long-term ecological monitoring and experimental studies. Here, we review spatial and temporal patterns and trends in reactive N emissions, and the interactions between N and other important elements that dictate their delivery from terrestrial to aquatic ecosystems, and the impacts of N on biodiversity and human society. Integrated international and long-term collaborative studies covering research gaps will reduce uncertainties and promote further understanding of the nitrogen cycle in various ecosystems.

URLhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13280-014-0545-4
DOI10.1007/s13280-014-0545-4
Short TitleConsequence of altered nitrogen cycles in the coupled human and ecological system under changing climate: The need for long-term and site-based research