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1. The part of the earth and its atmosphere in which living organisms exist or that is capable of supporting life.
2. The living organisms and their environment composing the biosphere.

bi′o·spher′ic (-sfîr′ĭk, -sfĕr′-) adj.


relating to the biosphere
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Ruth DeFries is the professor of sustainable development at Columbia University and Doug Morton is chief of the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
The Tash-Bulak uranium deposit is located within the boundaries of Issyk-Kul biospheric territory, said Director General of the Urasia Mining Company Svetlana Meng at the press conference in Bishkek on April 24.
The 'Blackfriars Forest Garden' was created with the council's backing by the Biospheric Foundation.
The value of environmental self-identity: The relationship between biospheric values, environmental self-identity and environmental preferences, intentions and behaviour.
In Kiatkawsin and Han's theoretical framework, a major aspect of this decision formation is a cognitive process comprising variables such as biospheric environmental values, problem awareness, the New Environmental Paradigm, and ascription of responsibility.
These clues, combined with groundbreaking research in paleoclimatology, demonstrate how a changing climate altered the food options available to our ancestors, what Ungar calls the biospheric buffet.
After her years at UP, Perez became a postdoctoral fellow at Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory in the United States where she learned more about the immense data gathered by satellite images.
Corso managed approximately 190 staff members at GESTAR who conducted research in diverse areas ranging from Microwave Instrument Technology, Information Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, to Biospheric Sciences, and Planetary Environments.
Tenders are invited for this requirement includes services to support research across the fields of biospheric, hydrospheric, cryospheric science, geodesy and geophysics.
First, I used a values orientation scale by de Groot and Steg (2007b), which is a shortened version of Schwartz's values scale, focusing on values dimensions shown to be associated with environmentalism (altruistic, biospheric, egotistic).