Legacy N: Biogeochemical, Hydrologic and Environmental Perspectives

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Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 04:30

The upcoming Soil Science Society of America 2019 'Soils across latitudes' meeting in San Diego, California will include a topical session on Legacy N: Biogeochemical, Hydrologic and Environmental Perspectives. Legacy nitrogen in soils, sediment and surface/groundwaterbodies is increasingly recognized as an impediment to water quality goals, and remains difficult to quantify at a variety of scales. Integration of both the hydrologic and biogeochemical processes controlling nitrogen time lags offers researchers and policymakers more realistic perspectives on projected environmental outputs. The purpose of this session is to bring together leading researchers focusing on different areas of this field, in order to facilitate and encourage cross-disciplinary discussion. While each individual division may offer a session focusing on their own role in the nitrogen transport continuum, the objective here is to invite a variety of perspectives and to encourage the audience to consider elements in this process which may be outside of their own expertise. In addition, national approaches to waterbody quality and environmental measures differ and so discussion of different policy and implementation approaches is timely.

This is an interdisciplinary session and welcomes submission from across related fields. The deadline for early abstract submission is 24th July 2018, and the final deadline is the 7th August. Abstract submission can be found here: https://www.sacmeetings.org/

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