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bi·o·ge·o·chem·is·try

(bī'ō-jē'ō-kem'is-trē),
The study of the influence of living organisms and life processes on the chemical structure and history of the earth.

biogeochemistry

(bī′ō-jē′ō-kĕm′ĭ-strē)
n.
The study of the relationship between the geochemistry of a region and the animal and plant life in that region.

bi′o·ge′o·chem′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.

biogeochemistry

The scientific study of the chemical, physical, geological and biological interactions controlling the composition of the natural environment, especially as relates to the cycling of carbon, nitrogen, sulphur and phosphorus.
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A multidisciplinary team from the University of Arizona SRP, led by environmental microbiologist Raina Maier and biogeochemist Jon Chorover, is using a phytoremediation approach to treat mining wastes.
Amy Townsend-Small, a biogeochemist at the University of California at Irvine, believes that isotope analysis could be used to distinguish between the different urban sources; natural gas and other geologically old methane, for example, should be devoid of carbon-14, a relatively short-lived radioactive isotope.
Levin's job is peacemaker, and she tries hard to satisfy a grumpy biogeochemist who spends many hours alone in a radioisotope lab in a shipping container on a weather deck and wants more tube cores and fewer bio boxes to come up from the bottom.
Relatively young carbon isn't definitive proof that desert irrigation is a carbon sink, says biogeochemist Akihiro Koyama of Algoma University in Sault Ste.
We're not going to be able to track down each and every drop of oil," says biogeochemist David Valentine of the University of California, Santa Barbara.
University of Portsmouth marine biogeochemist, Dr Gary Fones says:
Hyde lifestyle," said Mak Saito, a WHOI biogeochemist and lead author of the PNAS paper.
Because photosynthesis is complex, says biogeochemist Sean Crowe, who jointly led the study with Lasse Dossing of the University of Southern Denmark in Odense, scientists have thought "that it took a very long time to evolve.
John has been a true pioneer in the discovery, isolation, and cultivation of marine cyanobacteria," said WHOI biogeochemist Mak Saito.
Chemical signatures of milk fat in perforated pots used as strainers provide the telltale clues to cheese making, says a team led by biogeochemist Richard Evershed of the University of Bristol in England.
We were really shocked; everything we've ever thought about the nitrogen cycle and all of the textbook theories have been turned on their heads by these data," said Professor Benjamin Houlton, a biogeochemist and one of the study's co-authors.
Tracy Mincer, a biogeochemist at WHOI, zoomed in even further and found curious things happening on the surface of this plastic particle.