The future of phosphorus in our hands

Shepherd, Jessica G., Kleemann, Rosanna, Bahri-Esfahani, Jaleh, Hudek, Lee, Suriyagoda, Lalith, Vandamme, Elke and van Dijk, Kimo C. 2016, The future of phosphorus in our hands, Nutrient cycling in agroecosystems, vol. 104, no. 3, pp. 281-287, doi: 10.1007/s10705-015-9742-1.

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Title The future of phosphorus in our hands
Author(s) Shepherd, Jessica G.
Kleemann, Rosanna
Bahri-Esfahani, Jaleh
Hudek, LeeORCID iD for Hudek, Lee
Suriyagoda, Lalith
Vandamme, Elke
van Dijk, Kimo C.
Journal name Nutrient cycling in agroecosystems
Volume number 104
Issue number 3
Start page 281
End page 287
Total pages 7
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publication date 2016-04
ISSN 1385-1314
Keyword(s) phosphorus paradox
food security
P balance calculation tool
Young Scientist Workshop
conceptual model
P conceptual model
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Soil Science
Summary We live in a global phosphorus (P) system paradox. P access is becoming increasingly limiting, leading to food insecurity but at the same time an over-application or abundance of P in many agricultural and urban settings is causing environmental degradation. This has been recognised in the academic literature and at regulatory levels, but swift action and multi-level cooperation of all stakeholders is required to ensure the economically, environmentally and socially responsible use of P. To provide foundations for future cooperation, a conceptual model describing the elements of P need, P availability and P use in different systems and at different scales was developed during the Young Scientists Workshop in P Week 2014 in Montpellier, France. Here we describe our extended conceptual model and a theoretical P balance calculation tool for describing multi-scale P balances and imbalances to impartially advise all stakeholders on more sustainable P use across the world.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s10705-015-9742-1
Field of Research 070103 Agricultural Production Systems Simulation
070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development
Socio Economic Objective 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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