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James Galloway

Posted by | February 28, 2021


James Galloway

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Professor, Environmental Sciences, UVA


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James N. Galloway is the Sidman P. Poole Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia. His research on biogeochemistry includes the natural and anthropogenic controls on chemical cycles at the watershed, regional and global scales. His current research focuses on beneficial and detrimental effects of reactive nitrogen as it cascades between the atmosphere, terrestrial ecosystems and freshwater and marine ecosystems. Most recently he has developed nitrogen footprint models for individuals, institutions and nations as part of the N-Print project.

Research Areas:

  • N biogeochemistry
  • N footprint tools

Current N-related Projects:


Galloway, JN, AM Leach, JW Erisman and A Bleeker. 2017. Nitrogen: The historical progression from ignorance to knowledge, with a view to future solutions. Soil Research, accepted

Galloway, JN. 2017. Footprints Make an Impression: an editorial. Sustainability: the Journal of Record, in press

Galloway JN and AM Leach. 2016. Your feet’s too big. Nature Geosciences 9, 97-98.

Galloway JN, TL Theis, OC Doering. 2015. Managing nitrogen pollution in the United States. A success, a challenge and an action plan. EM 65, 6–11.

Galloway J. N., Leach, A. M., Bleeker, A., Erisman, J. W. 2013. A chronology of human understanding of the nitrogen cycle. Philosophical Transactions B, 368.1621.

Galloway, JN, AR Townsend, JW Erisman, M. Bekunda, Z. Cai, JR Freney, LA Martinelli, SP Seitzinger, MA Sutton. Transformation of the nitrogen cycle: recent trends, questions and potential solutions. Science 320, 889-892.

Galloway, JN, FJ Dentener, DG Capone, EW Boyer, RW Howarth, SP Seitzinger, GP Asner, C Cleveland, P Green, E Holland, DM Karl, AF Michaels, JH Porter. A Townsend and C Vörösmarty. 2004. Nitrogen Cycles: Past, Present and Future. Biogeochemistry 70: 153-226.

Galloway, JN, JD Aber, JW Erisman, SP Seitzinger, RW Howarth, EB Cowling, BJ Cosby. 2003. The nitrogen cascade. Bioscience 53: 341-356.