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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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The next step is to relate this physical variability to biogeochemical indicators.
As the boundary layer between the ocean and the atmosphere (typically 40-100 [micro]m in thickness), the SML covers 70% of Earth's surface, yet it has been widely ignored in past and current research on ocean and atmosphere interactions, despite its central role in a range of global biogeochemical and climate-related processes.
The topics include the potential impacts of climate change on biodiversity in flowing freshwater systems, the ecology of mating and its evolutionary consequences in seed plants, anthropogenic extinction dominates Holocene declines of West Indian mammals, ecosystem process and biogeochemical cycles in secondary tropical forest succession, and innate receiver bias: its role in the ecology and evolution of plant-animal interaction.
Biogeochemical validation of an interannual simulation of the ROMS-PISCES coupled model in the Southeast Pacific
The students in various groups presented models of models on carbon cycle, sulfur cycle, aquatic ecosystem, global warming, biogeochemical cycles, savanna ecosystem, nitrogen cycle, human impacts on forest ecosystem and forest ecosystems.
Scientific and media debate regarding future trends, and subsequent ecological, biogeochemical and societal impacts, of jellyfish and jellyfish blooms in a changing ocean is hampered by a lack of information about jellyfish biomass and distribution from which to compare.
Other topics include benthic exchange and biogeochemical cycling in permeable sediments, El Nino physics and predictability, turbulence in the upper-ocean mixed layer, sounds in the ocean at 1-100 Hz, resurrecting the ecological underpinnings of ocean plankton blooms, carbon cycling and storage in mangrove forests, the influence of climate change on marine infectious diseases and its implications for management and society, pelagic camouflage and visual countermeasures, and sea ice ecosystems.
The ecosystems regulate climate through biogeochemical and biogeophysical processes [6], as sources or sinks of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and as sources of aerosols all of which affect temperature and cloud formation [10-13].
These biogeochemical changes triggered by human-generated greenhouse gas emissions will not only affect marine habitats and organisms, but will often also occur in areas that are heavily used by humans, concludes the international team of 28 scientists.
The workshop "Brazilian Biomes and Climate Change: an Ecosystem Ecology Approach", occurred between November 8th-13th, 2010 in Maresias, State of Sao Paulo, with forty biogeochemical specialists from thirteen Brazilian universities and five research institutes aimed summarizing the available information about basic functioning of the main Brazilian biomes, inland and coastal waters, and the ocean, including potential effects of climate change on the structure and functioning of these systems.
Sensorbots are spherical devices equipped with biogeochemical sensors that promise to open a new chapter in the notoriously challenging exploration of earth's largest ecosystem -- the ocean.
Recent studies showed that bamboos are a significant organic silicon pool and play an important role in biogeochemical cycles of silicon and other nutrients because of their special growth habit and biogeochemical characteristics, i.e., rapid biomass accumulation, the extremely high biomass of fine roots, and the extremely high silicon content (Christanty et al., 1997; Mailly et al., 1997; Li et al., 2006; Ding et al., 2008).