Phosphorus Biogeochemistry of Sub-Tropical Ecosystems: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Phosphorus Biogeochemistry of Sub-Tropical Ecosystems

1st Edition

Edited by K. Ramesh Reddy, George A. O'Connor, C. L. Schelske

CRC Press

728 pages

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pub: 1999-04-29
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Phosphorus is one of the major nutrients limiting the productivity of terrestrial, wetland and aquatic ecosystems. Over the last decade several research projects were conducted on Florida's ecosystems from state and federal agencies and private industry to address water quality issues, and to develop management practices to control nutrient loads.

Phosphorus Biogeochemistry in Sub-Tropical Ecosystems is the first thorough study of the role of phosphorus in ecological health and water quality ever published. Because of its vast and extensively studied ecosystems, Florida has often served as a national laboratory on current and future trends in ecosystem management. The reader will find studies at all levels of biological organization, from the cellular to entire ecological communities. The book is a definitive study of the role and behavior of phosphorus deposition in the upland/wetland/aquatic environment.

The papers presented in this book are organized in specific groups: ecological analysis and global issues, biogeochemical transformations, biogeochemical responses, transport processes, phosphorus management, and synthesis. Although Florida's ecosystems are used as a case study, the results presented have global applications.


"…is the first thorough study of the role of phosphorous in ecological health and water quality ever published…because of its vast and extensively studied ecosystems…is a definitive study of the role and behavior of phosphorous deposition in the upland, wetland, and aquatic environment."

-Ann McCarley in Environmental Geology

"The presentation quality of the book is first-rate…I'm pleased to have this one on the shelf."

--Mark R. Walbridge, in Ecology, Vol. 81, No. 5

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Table of Contents

Global Issues: Sources and Sinks

Global Issues of Phosphorus in Terrestrial Ecosystems - A.N. Sharpley

The Role of Wetlands in Storage, Release, and Cycling of Phosphorus on the Landscape: A 25 Year Retrospective - C.J. Richardson

Global Issues of Phosphorus in Aquatic Systems - P. Brezonik

Phosphorus in Florida's Environment: Analysis of Current Issues - K.R. Reddy, E. Lowe, and T. Fontaine

Introduction to Soils of Subtropical Florida - W.G. Harris and W. Hurt

Biogeochemical Transformations

Inorganic Forms of Phosphorus in Water, Soil and Sediments - D.A. Graetz

Phosphorus Sorption/Desorption Reactions on Soils and Sediments - D. Rhue and W.G. Harris

Forms of Organic Phosphorus in Water, soils, and Sediments - S. Newman and J.S. Robinson

Organic Phosphorus Mineralization in Soils and Sediments - R.G. Wetzal

Biogeochemical Responses

Influence of Phosphorus Loading on Microbial Processes in Soil and Water Column of Wetlands - K.R. Reddy and J.R. White

Effects of Phosphorus Enrichment on Structure and Function of Plant Communities in Florida Wetlands - S. Miao and W.F. DeBusk

Influence of Phosphorus Loading on Wetland Periphyton Assemblages: A Case Study from the Everglades - P. McCormick and L. Scinto

Assessing Nutrient Limitation and Trophic State in Florida Lakes - C.L. Schelske, F.J. Aldridge and W.F. Kenney

Transport Processes

Hydrologic Processes Influencing Phosphorus Transformations and Transport - K.L. Campbell and J.C. Capece

Transport of Phosphorus in Wetlands - R.H. Kadlec

Effects of Hydrodynamics on Phosphorus Dynamics - P. Sheng

Phosphorus Management

Phosphorus Management in Flatwood (Spodosols) Soils - A.B. Bottcher, T.K. Tremwel and K.L Campbell

Phosphorus Management in Organic (Histosols) Soils - F. Izuno and P.J. Whalen

Long-Term Water Quality Trends in the Everglades - W.W. Walker

Techniques for Optimizing Phosphorus Removal in Treatment Wetlands - T.A. DeBusk and F.E. Dierberg

Phosphorus Retention by the Everglades Nutrient Removal Project: An Everglades Stormwater Treatment Area - M.Z. Moustafa, S, Newman, T.D. Fontaine, M.J. Chimney, and T.C. Kosier

The Role of Phosphorus Reduction and Export in the Restoration of Lake Apopka - L.E. Battoe, M.F. Coveney, E.F. Lowe, and D.F. Stites

Phosphorus on Lake Okeechobee: Sources, sinks, and Strategies - A.D. Steinman, K.E. Havens, N.G. Aumen, R.T. James, K.R. Jin, J. Zhang, and B.H. Rosen

Phosphorus Loading and Surface Water Quality in Florida Bay - J.N. Boyer and R.D. Jones


Management Models to Evaluate Phosphorus Transport Form Watersheds - K.L. Campbell

Ecosystem Analysis of Phosphorus Impacts in South Florida - F. Sklar

Management Models to Evaluate Phosphorus Impacts on Wetlands - R.H. Kadlec and W.W. Walker

Management Models to Evaluate Phosphorus Loads In Lakes - S. Chapra and M. Auer

Policy Implications to Phosphorus Management in Florida Ecosystems - J. Brooks

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply