Regional nitrogen budget of the Lake Victoria Basin, East Africa:syntheses, uncertainties and perspectives

Zhou, Minghua and Brandt, Patric and Pelster, David and Rufino, Mariana C and Robinson, Timothy and Butterbach-Bahl, Klaus (2014) Regional nitrogen budget of the Lake Victoria Basin, East Africa:syntheses, uncertainties and perspectives. Environmental Research Letters, 9 (10). ISSN 1748-9326

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Abstract

Using the net anthropogenic nitrogen input (NANI) approach we estimated the N budget for the Lake Victoria Basin in East Africa. The NANI of the basin ranged from 887 to 3008 kg N km−2 yr−1 (mean: 1827 kg N km−2 yr−1) for the period 1995–2000. The net nitrogen release at basin level is due primarily to livestock and human consumption of feed and foods, contributing between 69% and 85%. Atmospheric oxidized N deposition contributed approximately 14% to the NANI of the Lake Victoria Basin, while either synthetic N fertilizer imports or biological N fixations only contributed less than 6% to the regional NANI. Due to the low N imports of feed and food products (

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Environmental Research Letters
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28 Sep 2016 12:26
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