biogeochemistry


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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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It is now possible to undertake high-resolution modeling of the Earth's systems involving complex physics and biogeochemistry without significant code tuning efforts.
The use of biogeochemistry in mineral exploration is an emerging field that shows exciting potential to become a valuable new exploration method that can complement the existing conventional geochemical and geophysical tools available to mineral explorers.
Chris Freeman, professor of peatland biogeochemistry at the School of Biological Sciences, said: "We first noticed that the ditches draining areas converted to palm oil plantations were loaded with unusually high levels of dissolved carbon back in 1995.
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These microbes have turned out to be of fundamental importance in understanding the ecology and biogeochemistry of the open oceans.
Base cation and silicon biogeochemistry under pine and scrub oak monocultures: implications for weathering rates.
Among the topics are research studies on exhaust emission from the heavy duty diesel engine fueled by biodiesel, lessons from genetics on preserving the biodiversity of freshwater ecosystems in a scenario of increasing desertification, how phytocaps reduce methane emission from landfills, internalizing externalities of energy systems in a comprehensive modeling approach to re-orienting the choices of energy-economics markets, assessment and monitoring tools for urban and forest trees, the role of salt marsh plants and microorganisms in sediment metal biogeochemistry, and using ground-penetrating radar to investigate pollutant leakage at Songshuling Landfill in Huzhou.
If this gene can be cloned into problematic crops such as rice, arsenic burdens in edible parts may be greatly reduced," agrees Andrew Meharg, chair of biogeochemistry at the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
Running a computer model that links global economic and biogeochemistry data, Marine Biological Laboratory researcher Jerry Melillo and his colleagues projected that growing energy crops will require cutting down a lot of forest, which releases extra carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
She said: "My postgraduate experience in biogeochemistry has equipped me well for this job.
First appointed as Professor of Marine Biology and then Marine Biogeochemistry at the School of Ocean Sciences, Professor Williams has received the ASLO (American Society of Limnology and Oceanography) Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award.
Ron teaches graduate courses in Chemical Oceanography, Sediment Biogeochemistry, Ocean Variability and Global Change, Marine Microbial Ecology, Marine Biogeochemical Processes and Seminar in Marine Science.