About The Author

Ruben Warrinnier is a Ph.D. student in the Division of Soil and Water Management (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, KU Leuven). His research focuses on the fate of phosphorus (P) in agricultural soil after application as fertilizer.

Natural Nanoparticles: FedEx For Phosphorus Transport

A phosphorus bomb is ticking The recent phosphorus crisis threatens human endeavor on planet Earth. Being an essential building block of all life forms, phosphorus fertilization is necessary to sustain food production. On the one hand, phosphorus-rich mines are a limited resource. On the other hand, losses to our rivers and oceans lead to eutrophication,