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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.
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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.
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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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High spatial and temporal heterogeneity of the SML was detected during observations of this sea surface phenomena, and [S.sup.3] data for the first time allowed for the high-resolution mapping of the biogeochemical parameters of the boundary layer between ocean and atmosphere.
Intermediate complexity biogeochemical models, like NPZD type models, simulate the interaction between nitrate, phytoplankton, zooplankton and detritus (Edwards 2001, Heinle & Slawig 2013).
1st position was won by model on biogeochemical cycles designed by group no 5 that consisted of Aroona Ejaz, Rushda Tariq, Aimon Khursheed and Ayesha Rahat.
"If jellyfish biomass does increase in the future, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere, this may influence the abundance and biodiversity of zooplankton and phytoplankton, having a knock-on effect on ecosystem functioning, biogeochemical cycling and fish biomass," said Dr Condon.
In this study, we focus on choosing close researches to explore how LUC and climate changes affect the climate regulation through biogeochemical and biogeophysical processes, respectively.
Therefore, bamboo-enhanced silicate weathering revealed in this study is a potential biogeochemical remediation approach to address atmospheric C[O.sub.2] at a regional (e.g., eastern Asia) to global scale.
In a paper published in Global Biogeochemical Cycles, (1) Dr Canadell and his co-authors concluded from modelling studies that frozen high-latitude soils contain vast quantities of carbon, about twice as much carbon as is currently in the atmosphere, and that destabilisation of this frozen 'carbon pool' could influence carbon-climate feedbacks.
His research activities focus on the ecology and biogeochemical processes of coastal waters, freshwater inputs and sea ice.
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.
The Silicon Cycle: Human Perturbations and Impacts on Aquatic Systems is an anthology of essays by learned authors concerning the cycle of silicon, an abundant yet oft-unappreciated element key to numerous biogeochemical processes in natural ecology.
The introductions of the papers collectively sum up the importance of biomineralization and why geologists should care: organisms--prokaryotic starting nearly 4 billion years ago, eukaryotic barging in for the past half a billion or so--shouldered their way into virtually all geochemical cycles on Earth's surface to the point that most geochemical reactions are really biogeochemical. Organisms are in charge, you better believe it!
2000), thus biogeochemical conditions are generally unfavorable to trigger release of As to groundwater.