Food-Nutrient Nexus: Quantifying Embodied Phosphorus in Interstate U.S. Food Transfers

Vikas Khanna

University of Pittsburgh

Vikas Khanna is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests are in sustainability science and engineering, industrial ecology, and complex systems.


Food production relies heavily on inorganic fertilizer inputs such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium for maintaining soil fertility and sustaining crop yields. In particular, inorganic phosphorus fertilizers have garnered... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Nemi vora (University of Pittsburgh)
  2. Vikas Khanna (University of Pittsburgh)

Topic Areas

• Complexity, resilience and sustainability , • Food, energy, water, and nutrient material flows and footprints , • Network theory for industrial ecology


WS-13 » Sustainable food systems 2 (13:45 - Wednesday, 28th June, Room D)

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