Atmospheric Reactive Nitrogen in China

Emission, Deposition and Environmental Impacts

  • Xuejun Liu
  • Enzai Du

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Reactive Nitrogen Emission and Deposition in China

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Qiang Zhang, Yu Song, Meng Li, Bo Zheng
      Pages 13-40
    3. Xuejun Liu, Wen Xu, Lei Liu, Enzai Du, Jianlin Shen, Xiaosheng Luo et al.
      Pages 41-65
    4. Lin Zhang, Xuemei Wang, Yuanhong Zhao, Qi Zhang, Ming Chang, Qiaoqiao Wang
      Pages 67-85
    5. Baojing Gu, Xiuming Zhang
      Pages 87-109
  3. Contribution of Atmospheric Reactive Nitrogen to China’s Air Pollution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Yuepeng Pan, Yang Zeng, Shili Tian, Qianqian Zhang, Xiaying Zhu
      Pages 113-134
    3. Zhaozhong Feng, Wen Xu, Bo Shang
      Pages 135-154
  4. Impacts of Nitrogen Deposition on China’s Ecosystems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Enzai Du, Xiankai Lu, Di Tian, Qinggong Mao, Xin Jing, Cong Wang et al.
      Pages 185-213
    3. Xiaotao Lü, Kaihui Li, Ling Song, Xuejun Liu
      Pages 215-243
    4. Xiaobing Zhou, Ping Yue, Xiaoqing Cui, Ye Tao, Yuanming Zhang, Xuejun Liu
      Pages 245-261
    5. Feng Zhou, Xiaoying Zhan, Yan Bo, Hans Paerl, Lirong Song, Xuejun Liu
      Pages 263-293
  5. Reactive Nitrogen Regulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Chaopu Ti, Xiaoyuan Yan
      Pages 297-309
    3. Yu Zhao, Yinmin Xia
      Pages 311-331

About this book


Atmospheric reactive nitrogen (N) emissions, as an important component of global N cycle, have been significantly altered by anthropogenic activities, and consequently have had a global impact on air pollution and ecosystem services. Due to rapid agricultural, industrial, and urban development, China has been experiencing an increase in reactive N emissions and deposition since the late 1970s. Based on a literature review, this book summarizes recent research on: 1) atmospheric reactive N in China from a global perspective (Chapter 1); 2) atmospheric reactive N emissions, deposition and budget in China (Chapters 2-5); 3) the contribution of atmospheric reactive N to air pollution (e.g., haze, surface O3, and acid deposition) (Chapters 6-8); 4) the impacts of N deposition on sensitive ecosystems (e.g., forests, grasslands, deserts and lakes) (Chapters 9-12); and 5) the regulatory strategies for mitigation of atmospheric reactive N pollution from agricultural and non-agricultural sectors in China (Chapters 13-14). As such it offers graduate students, researchers, educators in agricultural, ecological and environmental sciences, and policy makers a glimpse of the environmental issues related to reactive N in China .


Nitrogen emission Nitrogen deposition Air pollution Biodiversity loss Carbon sequestration

Editors and affiliations

  • Xuejun Liu
    • 1
  • Enzai Du
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Resources and Environmental SciencesChina Agricultural UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Faculty of Geographical ScienceBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina

Bibliographic information