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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.


of or relating to biogeochemistry
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When Keller moved on in 2010, David Schimel, a biogeochemist who was the founding CEO of NEON Inc.
The global boreal forest is a muscular part of earth's carbon cycle; at least one-fifth of the carbon that cycles through air, soil and oceans passes through the boreal, said Sylvie Quideau, a soil biogeochemist at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
* Bill Schlesinger, a biogeochemist and president emeritus at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York.
"I want to show that whales are ecosystem engineers," Lavenia Ratnarajah, a marine biogeochemist at the University of Liverpool, was quoted as saying.
advisor, WHOI biogeochemist Scott Wankel, I am investigating the nitrogen-isotope fingerprints to reveal what chemical processes are happening below the seafloor to give rise to ammonia in hydrothermal vent fluids.
"Our research showed that tropical forest soils can capture and store carbon and nutrients following hurricanes, helping to prevent losses of these elements and aiding in the forest's recovery process," said Whendee Silver, a biogeochemist at the University of California, Berkeley, and senior author of the paper.
"When you work with something as crazy as a rover on Mars, with the most complex instrument ever sent to space, it seems like we're doing what may have been perceived earlier as impossible," says lead author Jennifer Eigenbrode, a biogeochemist at NASA Goddard.
Although accessing these systems requires specialized training and strict adherence to cave diving safety protocols, relative to the complexity of an oceanographic expedition, the field programs we organize are simple and economical," John Pohlman, a co-author of the study and a USGS biogeochemist whose work from the early 90s motivated the research, said in the statement.
Marine biogeochemist Thomas Browning of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel in Germany called the inefficient photosynthesis "a novel finding."
The char produced by pyrolyzing oil-soaked soil is different from biochar, Rice biogeochemist and co-author Caroline Masiello said.
"Because its only use in the Southeast was at the now-closed Linden Chemical Plant, we know this is the original source of the contaminant," Gary Mills, a biogeochemist at SREL, said in a press release.
"These blooms are massive, appear year after year, and could be devastating to the Arabian Sea ecosystem over the long term," says biogeochemist and lead author Helga Gomes.