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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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.
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Evershed, director of the university's Biogeochemistry Research Center.