Phosphorus mitigation to control river eutrophication: murky waters, inconvenient truths, and "postnormal" science.

@article{Jarvie2013PhosphorusMT,
  title={Phosphorus mitigation to control river eutrophication: murky waters, inconvenient truths, and "postnormal" science.},
  author={H. P. Jarvie and Andrew N. Sharpley and Paul John Anthony Withers and J Thad Scott and B. E. Haggard and Colin Neal},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={295-304}
}
This commentary examines an "inconvenient truth" that phosphorus (P)-based nutrient mitigation, long regarded as the key tool in eutrophication management, in many cases has not yet yielded the desired reductions in water quality and nuisance algal growth in rivers and their associated downstream ecosystems. We examine why the water quality and aquatic ecology have not recovered, in some case after two decades or more of reduced P inputs, including (i) legacies of past land-use management, (ii… CONTINUE READING

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