biogeochemistry


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bi·o·ge·o·chem·is·try

 (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

(ˌbaɪəʊˌdʒiːəʊˈkɛmɪstrɪ)
n
the science of biological, chemical, and geological aspects of the environment

bi•o•ge•o•chem•is•try

(ˌbaɪ oʊˌdʒi oʊˈkɛm ə stri)

n.
the science dealing with the relationship between the geochemistry of a given region and its flora and fauna, including the circulation of such elements as carbon and nitrogen between the environment and the cells of living organisms.
[1935–40]
bi`o•ge`o•chem′i•cal (-ɪ kəl) adj.
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Those are the key messages to emerge from a collaborative study led by Dannielle Green, a fellow in the Biogeochemistry Research Group at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
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It was not exactly what University of Windsor biogeochemistry professor Chris Weisener had in mind when he first tried out the idea of employing gamma irradiation (GI) to this waste product.
GEOMAR conducts interdisciplinary investigations of all aspects of marine sciences, ranging from ocean circulation and climate dynamics, marine biogeochemistry, and marine ecology to dynamics of the ocean floor.
The theme of the joint meeting, "Tropics to Poles: Advancing Science in High Fatitudes," encompasses topics such as atmospheric sciences, prediction and forecasting, observation and technology, biogeochemistry, climate change and extreme events, the atmosphere-ocean-land interface, wind observations and predictions, the cryosphere, high-resolution sea ice-ocean modeling, and traditional knowledge.
Lyons, a professor of biogeochemistry in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of California, Riverside, said.
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Adelaide, Australia, Oct 29, 2013 - (ABN Newswire) - Adelaide Resources (ASX:ADN) notes with interest the recent widespread national and international media coverage of cutting edge research conducted by a CSIRO team led by Dr Mel Lintern into the use of biogeochemistry in mineral exploration.
Brian D Lutz, assistant professor of biogeochemistry at Kent State, said one problem regarding the environmental impacts of surface mining is that most studies look at the regional effect, rather than measuring the damage and comparing it to the economic benefits.
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.