Chapter 2 in “The California Nitrogen Assessment”, UC Press 2016
Lead authors: A. Champetier, D. Sumner and T.P. Tomich
Contributing authors; S. Brodt, M. Coley, V.R. Haden, M. Kreith, J.T. Rosen-Molina and K. Thomas
To understand the stocks and flows of nitrogen in California, we first identify important underlying drivers—the economic, political, and technological processes that influence human decision-making in such a way as to affect nitrogen’s presence in and passage through California ecosystems.