Macronutrient cycles - nitrogen (N), carbon (C) and phosphorus (P) - are pivotal in the stability of global biogeochemical cycles, in sustaining natural resources and in protecting human health and biodiversity. Human activities have enhanced global cycles of N and P by on average 100% and 400%, respectively.
The overall goal of the Macronutrient Cycles programme is to quantify the scales (magnitude and spatial/temporal variation) of N and P fluxes and nature of transformations through the catchment under a changing climate and perturbed C cycle. NERC has allocated £9·55m to this programme. More about the Macronutrient Cycles research programme
18 Nov 2010
Professor Paul Whitehead of the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, has been appointed Director of the Macronutrient Cycles programme. Macronutrient Cycles Programme Director appointed
10 May 2010
A two-day interactive workshop for researchers to consider how to develop the kind of interdisciplinary activity needed to address the science goals defined in the Macronutrient Cycles programme was held on 22-23 April 2010. Macronutrient Cycles workshop report