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Cultural Beliefs, Values, and the Biogeochemical Cycling of P: P is for People

Timothy Crews, James Cotner, and Carol McCreary

in Phosphorus, Food, and Our Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199916832
eISBN:
9780190267926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916832.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter explores how cultural values, beliefs, and traditions affect the fluxes of phosphorus in the biosphere. It examines three human-culture interactions with phosphorus biogeochemistry: (a) ... More


Agricultural Nutrient Use and Its Environmental Consequences

Peter M. Vitousek and Pamela A. Matson

in The Evolving Sphere of Food Security

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199354054
eISBN:
9780199398959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354054.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Industrial fertilizers will be used extensively for the foreseeable future as many countries seek to increase yields on their more productive agricultural lands. At the same time, industrial ... More


The Biology and Ecology of Phosphorus in Biota, Natural Ecosystems, and Agroecosystems: P is for Phosphorus

James J. Elser, William M. Roberts, and Philip M. Haygarth

in Phosphorus, Food, and Our Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199916832
eISBN:
9780190267926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916832.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter describes how phosphorus is used in biological molecules, structures, and physiology. It illustrates the role of phosphorus as a limiting nutrient for the production and growth for ... More


Phosphorus in Urban and Agricultural Landscapes: P is for Preservation

Shelby H. Riskin, Gaston Small, Robert Mikkelsen, Genevieve Metson, Anna Bateman, James Cooper, Ola Stedje Hanserud, Philip M. Haygarth, Cecilia Laspoumaderes, Michelle McCrackin, and Sonya Remington

in Phosphorus, Food, and Our Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199916832
eISBN:
9780190267926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916832.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter analyzes case studies concerning phosphorus sustainability. It looks into the argument of the maximization of appropriate local efforts with regards to phosphorus sustainability. It ... More


How MFA, Transdisciplinarity, Complex Adaptive Systems Thinking, and Education Reform Are Keys to Better Managing P: P is for Parity

Rebecca Cors, Kazuyo Matsubae, and Anita Street

in Phosphorus, Food, and Our Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199916832
eISBN:
9780190267926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916832.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter enumerates research approaches that aid researchers in understanding the complex manner in which phosphorus flows through human societies. It highlights the importance of understanding ... More


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