Published May 1990
by Elsevier Applied Science .
Written in English
|Contributions||O. W. Heal (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||454|
Nutrient Cycling in Terrestrial Ecosystems presents a comprehensive overview of nutrient cycling processes and their importance for plant growth and ecosystem sustainability. The first part of the book presents the fundamentals of nutrient cycling. Topics included are cycling of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulphur and micronutrients. Nutrient Cycling Budgets in Terrestrial Ecosystems.- The Role of Crop Residues in Improving Soil Fertility.- Nutrient Cycling Budgets in Managed Pastures.- Natural Grasslands - a Case Study in Greece.- Dryland Ecosystems.- Nutrient Cycling in the Tundra.- Nutrient Cycling in Forests and Heathlands: an Ecosystem Perspective from the Water-Limited South.- Modelling Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycling . The availability or lack of nutrients shapes ecosystems in fundamental ways. From forest productivity to soil fertility, from the diversity of animals to the composition of microbial communities, nutrient cycling and limitation are the basic mechanisms underlying ecosystem ecology. In this book, Peter Vitousek builds on over twenty years of research in Hawai'i to . Nutrient cycling is one of the most important processes that occur in an ecosystem. The nutrient cycle describes the use, movement, and recycling of nutrients in the environment. Valuable elements such as carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, phosphorus, and nitrogen are essential to life and must be recycled in order for organisms to : Regina Bailey.
The comprehensive coverage in this textbook examines the central processes at work in terrestrial ecosystems, including their freshwater components. It traces the flow of energy, water, carbon, and nutrients from their abiotic origins to their cycles through plants, animals, and decomposer organisms. The disruption of Earth’s nutrient cycles remains as urgent as global heating and biodiversity loss. To come up with solutions, we must first understand the natural nutrient cycles of a healthy ecosystem. The Nitrogen Cycle. Visualisation of the Nitrogen cycle from the US Geological Survey. 1) rivers that carry and deposit nutrients from terrestrial ecosystems; 2) nearshore ocean currents that bring nutrients from the cold, deep water of the oceanic zone . This book brings together my two strongest interests in research: understanding nutrient cycling and limitation in terrestrial ecosystems, and understanding the ecosystems of the Hawaiian Islands. I have been fascinated by nutrient cycling and limitation since I chose to pursue a research career in ecology in
Nutrient Cycling Small watersheds can provide invaluable information about terrestrial ecosystems. F. H. Bormann and G. E. Likens Life on our planet is dependent upon the cycle of elements in the biosphere. Atmospheric carbon dioxide would be exhausted in a year or so by green plants were not the atmosphere con-File Size: 1MB. THIS BOOK brings together my two strongest interests in research: understanding nutrient cycling and limitation in terrestrial ecosystems, and understanding the ecosystems of the Hawaiian Islands. I have been fascinated by nutrient cycling and limitation since I chose to pursue a research career in ecology in Price: $ Internal nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems consists of negative feedback loops that, over time, can lead to homeostasis within the system, where nutrient availability and . Terrestrial Nutrient Cycling • Harpole et al. () compiled data from plant communities and found that: – >½ studies showed synergistic responses to N & P additions – Support for strict co -limitation in 28% of studies – Interactions between N & P regulate primary producers in most ecosystems.