Long-term accumulation and transport of anthropogenic phosphorus in three river basins

Powers 2016Stephen Powers and coauthors analyzed phosphorus fluxes in the Thames Basin (UK), the Yangtze Basin (China) and the Maumee Basin (USA) in this interesting paper published in Nature Geoscience. The manuscript show the accumulation of P when due to fertiliser application in croplands, and this accumulated phosphorus may continue to be mobilized into the river waters long after inputs decline.

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