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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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Most ecologists, I would guess, would exclude rocks from this kind of participation, and I believe it would be a mistake to claim that concepts like biogeochemical cycles show that ecologists have the same concept of the "web of life" as most indigenous peoples might use the phrase.
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