Nitrogen Cycling in Ecosystems of Latin America and the Caribbean

  • G. P. Robertson
  • R. Herrera
  • T. Rosswall

Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. A. A. Franco, D. N. Munns
    Pages 1-13
  3. P. S. C. Rao, R. E. Jessup, A. G. Hornsby
    Pages 35-43
  4. R. L. Victoria, P. L. Libardi, K. Reichardt, E. Matsui
    Pages 129-137
  5. A. Puppin Ruschel, P. B. Vose
    Pages 139-146
  6. N. Ahmad, E. D. Reid, M. Nkrumah, S. M. Griffith, L. Gabriel
    Pages 167-186
  7. P. L. Libardi, R. L. Victoria, K. Reichardt, A. Cervellini
    Pages 193-208
  8. E. Bornemisza
    Pages 241-246
  9. J. Aranguren, G. Escalante, R. Herrera
    Pages 247-258
  10. J. Aranguren, G. Escalante, R. Herrera
    Pages 259-269
  11. M. B. M. Santana, P. Cabala-Rosand
    Pages 271-281
  12. C. Jordan, W. Caskey, G. Escalante, R. Herrera, F. Montagnini, R. Todd et al.
    Pages 325-332
  13. P. W. Rundel, E. T. Nilsen, M. R. Sharifi, R. A. Virginia, W. M. Jarrell, D. H. Kohl et al.
    Pages 343-353
  14. E. Salati, R. Sylvester-Bradley, R. L. Victoria
    Pages 367-376
  15. S. S. Cabrera, B. V. Montecino
    Pages 377-387
  16. S. R. Gliessman, J. D. H. Lambert, J. T. Arnason, P. A. Sanchez
    Pages 389-394
  17. A. P. Ruschel, F. R. Tamas, N. Ahmad, H. H. Mendoza-Palacios, S. Valdivia-Vega
    Pages 395-397
  18. A. A. Franco, J. R. Jardim Freire, J. Arrivets, J. Gómez Carrión, L. Frioni, D. J. Greenwood et al.
    Pages 399-402
  19. J. P. Roskoski, E. Bornemisza, J. Aranguren, G. Escalante, M. B. M. Santana
    Pages 403-407
  20. L. R. Yates, P. W. Rundel, R. Sylvester-Bradley, R. E. Cisternas
    Pages 409-413
  21. B. L. Bentley, R. Herrera, J. T. Arnason, J. S. Molina Buck, R. Castilleja, L. E. Garcia Garcia et al.
    Pages 415-420
  22. K. R. Reddy, V. Montecino, A. J. Holding, U. Irmler, P. S. C. Rao, I. Vergara et al.
    Pages 421-424
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 425-430

About this book


The large and rapidly expanding body ofliterature related to nitrogen cycling in both managed and native terrestrial ecosystems reflects the importance accorded to the behaviour of this vital and often limiting nutrient. Research at the organism, ecosystem and landscape levels commonly addresses questions concerning nitrogen acquisition, internal cycling and retention. Goals for this research include increased agricultural productivity and a better understanding of human impact on local, regional and global nitrogen cycles. Nitrogen cycle research in tropical regions has a long and distinguished history. Research on different aspects of nitrogen cycling in ecosystems of the tropics has been carried out in many regions. In relatively few instances has there, however, been a focus on the biogeochemical cycles at the ecosystem level. The meeting resulting in this volume was an attempt to bring together existing information on nitrogen cycling in ecosystems of Latin America and the Caribbean and discuss this in an ecosystem context.


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Editors and affiliations

  • G. P. Robertson
    • 1
  • R. Herrera
    • 2
  • T. Rosswall
    • 1
  1. 1.SCOPE/UNEP International Nitrogen UnitRoyal Swedish Academy of SciencesStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Centro de EcologíaInstituto Venezolano de Investigaciones CientíficasCaracasVenezuela

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7641-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7639-9
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