Reactive Nitrogen in the Biosphere

The Research CoordinatDesertion Network (RCN) on reactive nitrogen (Nr) seeks to facilitate a community of researchers from a wide range of disciplines to exchange information and knowledge about Nr in the environment.  The RCN aims to both foster the creative science and synthesis needed to search for well-informed and integrative mitigation strategies, and promote the communication of this science and synthesis to a broad audience of scientists and nonscientists.

To date, this RCN has sponsored six workshops on topics including climate-nitrogen interactions, the human health impacts of excess nitrogen in air and water, nitrogen use efficiency, air quality and ecosystem services, and the management of nitrogen to produce more food with less pollution, and watershed management spanning an international boundary.

For further reading, check out these reports & articles:

Project Summary

Nutrient in the Nexus, World Cafe summary: Baron_2016

Nutrients in the Nexus white paper: Davidson et al. 2016

Air Quality Ecosystem Services (AQES) Workshop Final Report 2016 pt 1

AQES Workshop Final Report 2016 pt 2

J. Environ. Qual. special section on nutrient use efficiency (NUE), lead paper: Davidson et al. 2015

Link to all Journal of Environmental Quality special section papers

Consensus Statement on Improving NUE from 2013 conference

Brochure on Nitrogen Use Efficiency

Link to Biogeochemistry special section papers on nitrogen-climate interactions

Technical report to the US Climate Assessment on nitrogen-climate interactions: Suddick & Davidson 2012

UNEP Report: Drawing Down N20 to Protect Climate and the Ozone Layer

Peer-review paper from UNEP report: Davidson and Kanter (2014)

Issues in Ecology publication from 2011 workshop: Excess Nitrogen in the US