One Earth, Volume 3, 24 July 2020,
Humans, through agricultural fertilizer application, inject more reactive nitrogen (Nr) to terrestrial ecosystems than do natural sources. Ammonia volatilization is a major pathway of agricultural Nr loss. Using a process-based dynamic model, Shen et al. show that ammonia volatilization from agricultural land in the US will increase by up to 81% by the end of this century due to climate change alone, posing threats to food security, air quality, and ecosystem health, but mitigation strategies are available.
Adaptive Management; Agricultural Ecosystem; Agricultural Land; Agricultural Nitrogen Loss; Agricultural Practice; Ammonia; Ammonia Volatilization; Climate Warming; Ecosystem Health; Fertilizer Application; Food Security; Mitigation Strategies; Nitrogen; United States; Volatilization; Warming; North America