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

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

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Abstract

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 organisms and ecosystems. It also explains how phosphorus cycles in natural and agricultural ecosystems cause aquatic eutrophication of downstream surface waters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhosphorus, Food, and Our Future
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780190267926
ISBN (Print)9780199916832
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 8 2013

Keywords

  • Aquatic eutrophication
  • Biological molecules
  • Ecosystems
  • Limiting nutrient
  • Phosphorous cycles
  • Phosphorus
  • Physiology
  • Structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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