The range of nitrogen threats examined, solutions evaluated and science-policy analyses presented here has provided the foundation to agree the'Kampala Statement-for-Action on Nitrogen in Africa and Globally,' as reported in this volume. Humanity today faces unprecedented challenges: How to feed a growing population? How to reduce air pollution, water pollution and climate change? How to handle regional differences in an era of increasing globalization?
These questions are at the heart of this edited volume which examines the multi-dimensional nature of the global nitrogen challenge. While humans have massively altered the nitrogen cycle, the consequences have become polarized. Some regions have too much nitrogen, associated with pollution and wasteful use of a valuable resource, while other regions have too little nitrogen, leading to constraints on food production and depletion of soil nutrient stocks. The volume provides a unique collection of contributions addressing both the'too much' and'too little' sides of the nitrogen story. Together, the contributions in this book are now informing actions by the International Nitrogen Initiative (INI) in working with the United Nations Environment Programme and others to establish the International Nitrogen Management System (INMS).
A key outcome has been to catalyse development of the first Resolution on Sustainable Nitrogen Management, as adopted by the fourth UN Environment Assembly UNEA/EA. The work is written for researchers and policy makers and all those interested in seeing how sustainable nitrogen management can contribute to meeting many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Sutton is an environmental physicist based at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, in Edinburgh.
An expert on atmospheric ammonia, he leads international research activities on nitrogen at the science-policy interface. He is a former chair of the International Nitrogen Initiative (INI) and currently directs the UNEP/GEF International Nitrogen Management System (INMS) and the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund's South Asian Nitrogen Hub.Mason is a professional archivist by training, based at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Edinburgh where she works in an editorial capacity as part of the International Nitrogen Coordination Team. In addition to being Managing Editor of the present volume, she was Managing Co-Editor of the Springer book, Nitrogen Deposition, Critical Loads and Biodiversity. Albert Bleeker is an environmental scientist based at the Dutch National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). A former Director of Operations of the International Nitrogen Initiative and expert on nitrogen, atmospheric processes and critical loads, he now leads national scale analyses on nitrogen and environment.
Kevin Hicks is Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute, based at the University of York. His research interests cover air pollution impacts on terrestrial ecosystems from local to global scales, ecosystem services, air pollution issues in developing countries, and the transfer of scientific information to the policy process. He has helped organize various workshops, including a global meeting on Nitrogen Deposition, Critical Loads and Biodiversity which was the subject of a book published by Springer (2014).He is the currently Director of the European Centre of the International Nitrogen Initiative (INI). Cargele Masso is a Senior Researcher at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) based at its Yaound. Preface List of contributors Acronyms and abbreviations 1 Just Enough Nitrogen: Summary and Synthesis of Outcomes Part I Food and Agriculture Nitrogen and Food Security 2 Long Term Trends in Agronomical and Environmental Performances of World Cropping Systems: The Relationship between Yield and Nitrogen Input to Cropland at the Country and Regional Scales 3 A Critique of Combining Tillage Practices and Nitrogen for Enhanced Maize Production on a Humic Nitisol in Kenya 4 Influence of Varying Rates of Fertilizers on the Performance of Cacao (Theobroma cacao) Seedlings in the Nursery 5 Assessing Synergies and Trade-offs from Nitrogen Use in Africa 6 Potential of Extensification of European and Dutch Agriculture for a More Sustainable Food System Focusing on Nitrogen and Livestock Nitrogen Intensification and Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Low-input Systems 7 History of Rhizobia Inoculants Use for Improving Performance of Grain Legumes Based on Experience from Nigeria 8 Producer Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices for Dry Beans and Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Kamuli District, Uganda 9 Performance of Mwitemania bean under the influence of nitrogen-fixing Rhizobium inoculant, water hyacinth composts and DAP fertilizer in a field infested with Aphis fabae and Colletotrichum lindemuthianum 10 Biological Nitrogen Fixation of Pigeonpea and Groundnut: Quantifying Response across 18 Farm Sites in Northern Malawi Improving Nitrogen Management in Fertilizers and Manures 11 Biological Determinants of Crop Nitrogen Use Efficiency and Biotechnological Avenues for Improvement 12 Nitrogen Loss when using Organic and Mineral Fertilizers on Soddy Podzolic Sandy-loam Soil in Central Russia 13 Sorghum Response to Nitrogen in Organic Carbon-Categorized Ferralsol and Andosol in Uganda 14 Evaluating Resource Use Efficiency and Stock Balances of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilizer Inputs: The Effect of Soil Supply Capacity in Tigray (Ethiopia) 15 Rice Response to Nitrogen and Supplemental Irrigation under Low Phosphorus and Potassium in Upland Production Systems in East Africa 16 Contribution of Gliricidia sepium Pruning and Fallow to Sweet Corn Zea mays L. Rugosa Yield, Nitrogen Uptake, Release Pattern and Use Efficiency in a Humid Tropical Environment of Malaysia Part II Nitrogen Impacts on Health, Ecosystems and Climate Nitrogen Impacts on Health and Ecosystems 17 Further Evidence of the Haber-Bosch - Harmful Algal Bloom (HB-HAB) Link and the Risk of Suggesting HAB Control through Phosphorus Reductions only 18 Human Health Effects of Exposure to Nitrate, Nitrite, and Nitrogen Dioxide 19 Nitrogen Deposition to China''s Coastal Seas: Status and Ecological Impacts 20 Anthropogenic Nitrogen Loads to Freshwater: A High-Resolution Global Study 21 Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition in Spain: Emission and Deposition Trends, Critical Load Exceedances and Effects on Terrestrial Ecosystems Nitrogen, Climate Change and Trace Gas Enrichment 22 Nitrogen Aspects of the Free-Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) Study for Paddy Rice Ecosystems 23 Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Emissions from Forests, Grasslands and Agricultural Soils in Northern Spain 24 Effect of Climate Change and Crop-year on the Yield and Nitrogen Fertilizer Efficiency in Winter Wheat Triticum aestivum L. Provides a unique global comparison between parts of the world with too much or two little nitrogen New evidence for nitrogen management solutions, especially for Africa and other understudied regions Illustrates how action on nitrogen is essential to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals State-of-the-Art in how nitrogen links farming, food choice, environment and sustainable development. A global approach that uniquely brings together the challenges of'too much' and'too little' nitrogen emphasizing how they are connected. A unique mix of latest scientific findings on managing nitrogen in the environment linking agriculture, food and environment.
The current state of applying nitrogen science at the policy interface, including a comprehensive set of regional overviews complemented a first introduction to the'International Nitrogen Management System'. Short Title Just Enough Nitrogen. Subtitle Perspectives on How to Get There for Regions with Too Much and Too Little Nitrogen. Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Imprint Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
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