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Ecosystem Nutrition 2015

The ecological paradigm of the ‘whole being more than the sum of its parts’ is widely accepted as one of the most fascinating properties of ecosystems. Yet, the emergence of nutrient dynamics within ecosystems has hardly been addressed methodically so … Continue reading

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Phosphorus session on EGU was a great success

The session ‘Insights into phosphorus biogeochemistry from soils and aquatic systems‘ was a great success. The attendance to both oral and poster sessions was excellent and full of energy. Thanks to all the participants and especially to the speakers and … Continue reading

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Land use and soil factors affecting accumulation of phosphorus species in temperate soils

Stutter and coauthors examined thirty-two temperate soils with a wide range or organic C concentrations for different P bioavailability indexes and the underlying  biogeochemichal properties conditioning P speciation. 31P-NMR spectroscopy on NaOH–EDTA extracts is a central methodology in this outstanding work.

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Help needed: HPLC method for soil organic P speciation

Hi Everyone Does anyone have experience with HPLC methods for soil organic phosphorus? We are trying to reproduce Espinosa et al (1999) method but so far it has been inconsistent in the retention time of the standards. We are still … Continue reading

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NERC Advanced Training Short Course in soil and freshwater catchment science

Location: Lancaster University and the Eden Catchment, Northern England Dates: 9-13th March 2015 NERC CATSCI course information This training initiative will provide specialist skills and experience across the soil and freshwater sciences. Responding to the key gap in multidisciplinary understanding … Continue reading

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The P slogan debate!

In designing this forum we have just been debating what our strapline should be.  We were wanting to emphasise our interest in organic P compounds, which we feel have been neglected relative to inorganic forms…  Here are some of the slogans … Continue reading

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Save the dates: The International Organic Phosphorus Workshop, Lake District, England, 5-9th Sept 2016

Following on from the successful meeting held in “Panama in 2013, we are delighted to announce a follow-on workshop for soil, water, plant and environmental scientists to come together study and share ideas and innovation on the subject of “Organic Phosphorus … Continue reading

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Nutrients in agroecosystems: Rethinking the management paradigm

From Drinkwater and Snapp (2007), who write that ‘an ecosystem-based approach would seek to optimize organic and mineral reservoirs with longer mean residence times that can be accessed through microbially- and plant-mediated processes’ and that it will be critical to … Continue reading

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