biogeochemical cycle


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biogeochemical cycle

[‚bī·ō‚jē·ō′kem·ə·kəl ′sīkəl]
(geochemistry)
The chemical interactions that exist between the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere.
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Recent studies showed that bamboos are a significant organic silicon pool and play an important role in biogeochemical cycles of silicon and other nutrients because of their special growth habit and biogeochemical characteristics, i.
Although the author of Genesis was surely not striving to describe biogeochemical cycles literally or with scientific accuracy, this description holds great intuitive appeal.
Consequently less and less life space remains outside the economy to provide the vital function of carrying out the biogeochemical cycles at the rates and through the pathways to which we are adapted (see fig.
We are updated on environmental law, human health issues, and movement of contaminants in biogeochemical cycles.
The text, containing 83 tables and 181 figures, covers a wide variety of topics ranging from atomic structure to chemical and isotopic equilibria to modern biogeochemical cycles which are divided into four interrelated parts: Crystal Chemistry; Chemical Reactions (and biochemical reactions involving bacteria); Isotope Geochemistry (radiogenic and stable isotopes); and The Earth Supersystem, which includes discussions pertinent to the evolution of the solid Earth, the atmosphere, and the hydrosphere.
Tight coupling between the O2 cycle and the biogeochemical cycles of redox-active elements, such as C, Fe and S, implies radical changes in these cycles before, during and after the rise of O2.
The editors have organized the contributions that make up the main body of the text in five chapters devoted to geomicrobiology, biogeochemical cycles, genetics, and molecular biology; microbe-mineral interactions; technologies of bioleaching in hydrometallurgy; bioflotation, biobeneficiation, biosorption, and bioaccumulation; and bioremediation and bio recovery of metals from wastes, and the impact of mining technologies on the environment.
and Joan Selverstone Valentine (UCLA), call upon world leaders in the field to provide overviews of biological inorganic chemistry, covering bioinorganic chemistry and the biogeochemical cycles, the behavior of metal ions and proteins, special cofactors and metal clusters, transport and storage of metal ions in biology, biomineralization, and metals in medicine.
However, the impact of these changes, especially on continental precipitation patterns and biogeochemical cycles, remains poorly understood.
Part of a series that links coordination chemistry with biochemistry in the growing field of "bioinorganic chemistry," this volume is devoted to the biogeochemical cycles of elements.
The past decade has changed our view on many aspects of the microbial biogeochemical cycles including the global nitrogen cycle, which is mainly due to tremendous advances in methods, techniques and approaches.
Objective: The recent anthropogenic global warming makes a detailed understanding of coupling processes between climate and biogeochemical cycles of pressing importance.