Call for Abstracts for Nutrient Budgets Session at AGU 2018 Meeting

At the upcoming AGU Fall Meeting, to be held from the 10th-14th December 2018, a session will be held to discuss quantifying nutrient budgets for sustainable nutrient management. Xin Zhang (University of Maryland), Luis Lassaletta (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), Nathaniel D. Mueller (University of California) and Richard T. Conant (Colorado State University) will convene the session. There is currently a call out for abstracts to be submitted to the session.

This session calls for research efforts on quantifying, analysing, and/or projecting nutrient budgets on various system levels (e.g., crop and livestock production systems, integrated agro-food systems) and spatial scales (e.g., farms, watersheds, nations). This session aims to provide an opportunity to assess the advances and challenges in the existing nutrient budgeting methods and databases, and to engage discussions towards better quantification of nutrient budgets for various applications.

In addition, Global Biogeochemical Cycles has accepted a special issue on the same topic. Abstracts submitted to the AGU session will be encouraged to submit a full paper to this special issue. More details will be released as GBC sets up the submission portal.

For more information about the session and how to submit an abstract see the information below or see the session webpage here.


New Session for 2018 AGU Fall Meeting and a special issue for GBC:

GC075: Quantifying Nutrient Budgets for Sustainable Nutrient Management

 

Nutrients, such as Nitrogen (N) and Phosphorus (P), are critical for net primary productivity in agricultural and non-agricultural ecosystems and are consequently important for food and climate security. However, rising nutrient inputs to agricultural production and the biosphere have led to severe environmental issues. Quantifying nutrient budgets, including the nutrient inputs and outputs of a defined system or a spatial boundary, is an essential step towards sustainable nutrient management, and also provides critical inputs to agronomic, biogeochemical and climate models. Therefore, this session calls for research efforts on quantifying, analyzing, and/or projecting nutrient budgets on various system levels (e.g., crop and livestock production systems, integrated agro-food systems) and spatial scales (e.g., farms, watersheds, nations). This session aims to provide an opportunity to assess the advances and challenges in the existing nutrient budgeting methods and databases, and to engage discussions towards better quantification of nutrient budgets for various applications.

Conveners:Xin Zhang (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science), Luis Lassaletta (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), Nathaniel Mueller (University of California, Irvine), Josep Canadell (CSIRO Marine & Atmospheric Research), Rich Conant (Colorado State University)  

Time and location for AGU 2018: Dec. 10-14, Washington D.C.

Session link: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/prelim.cgi/Session/48286  Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 1 August 23:59 EDT Session ID: 48286 Section/Focus Group: Global Environmental Change Cross-Listed: Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences, GeoHealth, Biogeosciences Index Terms: 0402 Agricultural systems; 0470 Nutrients and nutrient cycling; 1615 Biogeochemical cycles, processes, and modeling; 1630 Impacts of global change

Special issue: Global Biogeochemical Cycles (more details about the submission will be provided soon)

Contact: xin.zhang@umces.edu; luis.lassaletta@upm.es