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Nitrogen balances in New Zealand ecosystems

Nitrogen balances in New Zealand ecosystems

[proceedings of a workshop on nitrogen balances in terrestrial ecosystems in New Zealand, Palmerston North, N.Z., May 1980

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Published by Plant Physiology Division, Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research in Palmerston North, N.Z .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New Zealand
    • Subjects:
    • Nitrogen cycle -- New Zealand -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Statementedited and compiled by P.W. Gandar, assisted by D.S. Bertaud].
      ContributionsGandar, P. W., Bertaud, D. S.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH197.5 .N57 1982
      The Physical Object
      Pagination261 p. :
      Number of Pages261
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3099885M
      LC Control Number82204943

      Note: Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality recommends default trigger values for total nitrogen, nitrate-nitrogen (as NOx), and ammoniacal nitrogen indicative of unmodified or slightly disturbed ecosystems in New r values are ‘warning’ values where total phosphorus or dissolved reactive phosphorus concentrations are at a threshold that may. Human activities impact the environment and modify the cycles of important elements such as carbon and nitrogen from local to global scales. In order to maintain long-term and sustainable use of the world's natural resources it is important that we understand how and why ecosystems respond to such changes.

      Grassland ecosystems are deeply affected by human activities and need appropriate management to optimise trade-offs between ecosystem functions and services. Until now they have mainly been analysed as agro-ecosystems for animal production but this book looks beyond the role of grassland as a feeding ground, and evaluates other important processes such as carbon sequestration in soils.   Soil Nitrogen Balance. The calculations show a negative soil nitrogen balance (BAL soil) of Tg of N per year in cropland in the year (Table 1).This is equivalent to around 11 kg of N hayr −a had soil nitrogen accumulation equivalent to around 10 kg of N ha yr − America had more or less balanced nitrogen in soil.

      Mangrove cover is increasing in estuaries and harbours in many areas on North Island, New Zealand. The expansion of mangroves has been attributed to anthropogenic land-use change, including urbanisation and conversion of land to agriculture. Rapid expansion of mangroves in the coastal landscape has created discord in local communities over their importance in terms of the services . New Zealand (NZ) is re-establishing large areas into native species and ecosystems, especially on land that is marginal for pasture or plantation forestry due to low productivity or.


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NITROGEN BALANCES IN NATURAL GRASSLANDS AND EXTENSIVELY-MANAGED GRASSLAND SYSTEMS KEVIN F. O'CONNOR Centre for Resource Management, Lincoln College, Canterbury, New Zealand S U M M A R Y: A n ap p ro ach is o u tlin ed fo r sy n th esisin g cu rren t u n d erstan d in g o f n itro g en dynam ics in natural grasslands and extensively m anaged.

In Gandar P W, ed. Nitrogen balances in New Zealand ecosystems, pp 47– Palmerston North, New Zealand: DSIR Google Scholar 3. Ball P R () Effects of grazing ruminants on the nitrogen economy of by: Steele K W and Shannon P Concepts relating to the nitrogen economy of a Northland intensive beef farm.

In P W Gandar (ed.) Nitrogen Balances in New Zealand ecosystems. P W Gandar. pp 85– D.S.I.R., Palmerston North. Google ScholarCited by: The recently published book Ecosystem Services in New Zealand – Conditions and Trends is the first assessment of ecosystem services at national and regional scales for New Zealand.

6 The authors of the chapters in Part 1, which relates to particular ecosystems, were asked to characterise the ecosystem, describe fundamental processes. The dynamics of different quantities of nitrogen cycling on the scale of a typical agricultural ecosystem in North Germany (Schleswig-Holstein) were investigated.

With special reference to microbial transformations, a process-orientated model was applied to simulate the inorganic (Nmin), the dissolved nitrogen content of the soil and by: 2. Steele K W and Shannon P Concepts relating to the nitrogen economy of a Northland intensive beef P W Gandar (ed.) Nitrogen Balances in New Zealand ecosystems.

P W Gandar. pp 85– D.S.I.R., Palmerston North. Google Scholar. The only exception is New Zealand where well-managed grass–legume pastures often produce herbage yields of 10–15 Grassland Nitrogen: Balances of N in Tropical Grasslands losses to the environment with profound impacts ranging from air and water pollution to the undermining of important ecosystems (and the services and livelihoods.

Nitrogen balances of agricultural systems 6 4. The gross nitrogen balance. Figure 2: The main elements in the gross nitrogen balance calculation 7 Inputs g: New Zealand. Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science provides a compact and comprehensive introduction to modern ecosystem science.

This book covers major concepts of ecosystem science, biogeochemistry, and energetics. It addresses, contrasts, and compares both terrestrial and aquatic g: New Zealand.

Evolving in isolation. Approximately 65 million years ago when the last land bridge to Gondwana was lost, the flora, fauna and fungi of New Zealand began to evolve in isolation.

As a consequence, many of our native species – like the kauri, kahikatea, tōtara, rimu, tuatara, kiwi, kauri snail and wētā – have become uniquely adapted to life on our islands and now only exist in this country. Total economic value of New Zealand’s land-based ecosystems and their services in Ecosystem Services in New Zealand— Conditions and Trends (ed.

In Brief New Zealand is highly dependent on ecosystems for a range of services. Since the arrival of Europeans in the 19 th century, many natural ecosystems have been converted to managed ecosystems. Reversion of agricultural land to native woody vegetation can sequester carbon (C), influencing regional and global C budgets.

We examined whole-ecosystem differences in C and nitrogen (N) storage and distribution, and sapwood - leaf area relationships in a scrubland vegetation chronosequence in New Zealand dominated by manuka (Leptospermum scoparium J.R.

et G. Forst) and kanuka (Kunzea. A framework for classifying and quantifying the natural capital and ecosystem services of soils. Ecol. Econ. 69, – and Dominati, E.J., Natural capital and ecosystem services of soils.

In: Dymond J.R. (Ed.), Ecosystem Services in New Zealand – Conditions and Trends. Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, New Zealand. Nitrogen [7] Nitrogen is most often limiting plant growth in both natural and agricultural systems and the rate of internal nitrogen cycling in soil is a crucial factor for plant this cycle organic N is transformed by mineralization, ammonification, and nitrification, so that N may at any one moment be present as NH 4 + or NO 3 −; these forms are prone to losses through (1.

The Role of Ecosystem Services in Sustainable Food Systems reveals, in simple terms, the operational definition, concepts and applications of ecosystem services with a focus on sustainable food systems. The book presents case studies on both geographical and production system-wide g: New Zealand.

The book is divided into seven major chapters and each chapter is further subdivided into various subtopics. The first chapter introduces and outlines the origin, distribution, and cycling of nitrogen in natural and agricultural terrestrial ecosystems. Chapter 2 focuses on the processes of decomposition and mineralization-immobilization turnover.

Abstract. Between andnitrogen, in the form of (NH 4) 2 SO 4 ( or kg ha −1 year −1), was added to experimental plots of Calluna at a lowland dry heath in the south of England. Background deposition at this site was estimated at between 13–18 kg N ha −1 year −1, with experimental additions therefore taking total deposition slightly above the proposed critical.

Terrestrial nitrogen fixers such as gorse and broom fix and leak substantial amounts of N (Drake ) and may contribute up to kg N ha À1 y À1 to the nutrient load from New Zealand. Wardle, D. Changes in the microbial biomass and metabolic quotient during leaf litter succession in some New Zealand forest and scrubland ecosystems.

Funct. Ecol. This book contains the proceedings of the `8th Nitrogen Workshop' which was held at the University of Ghent, Belgium, from 5 to 8 September Although nitrogen dynamics in different ecosystems have been studied for several decades, new orientations and other emphases have recently emerged.The new reforms set higher health standards at swimming spots, require urban waterways to be cleaned up and enforceable farm environment plans, and set stricter controls on nitrogen pollution and.Effects of soil warming and nitrogen addition on soil respiration in a New Zealand tussock grassland.

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