Water and nutrient cycling processes

Nelson, Paul, and Roth, Christian (2004) Water and nutrient cycling processes. Report Section. Tropical Savannas CRC, Darwin, , NT, Australia.

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In this chapter, we review what we currently understand of the processes by which water and nutrients are captured, stored, cycled and lost from the landscape. Much of the discussion focuses on soils, because they hold the most important stores of water and nutrients. Impacts of grazing land management are discussed. Although management usually aims at changing vegetation or animal characteristics and productivity, most management practices have important consequences for the underlying processes of water and nutrient cycling. This chapter focuses on processes that occur at the paddock to property scale. Surface water bodies, which are an integral part of water and nutrient cycling processes within the landscape, are described in Chapter 6, while Chapter 8 focuses on current knowledge of the catchment processes that determine export of nutrients, salts, soil and water from the system.

Item ID: 222
Item Type: Report (Report Section)
ISBN: 978-0-9581014-4-8
Keywords: Burdekin catchment, soil fertility, nutrient cycling, Australia, savanna, beef cattle
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2008
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040608 Surfacewater Hydrology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960999 Land and Water Management of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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