Phosphorus cycling

Phosphorus is a key nutrient for life on Earth and its abundance shapes ecosystems. In this online focus, we present a collection of research articles and other content from Nature Geoscience that examines how the phosphorus cycle has influenced the biogeochemical history of the Earth system and how it is now changing due to human influences.

Phosphorus-containing fertilizer pellets applied to wheat crops.

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Phosphorus and Earth’s evolution

Phosphorus as a marine nutrient

Phosphorus on land and from people