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Biogeochemical Cycles: Ecological Drivers and Environmental Impact




Biogeochemical Cycles: Ecological Drivers and Environmental Impact

Katerina Dontsova, Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad, Gaël Le Roux

ISBN: 978-1-119-41330-1 February 2020 American Geophysical Union 336 Pages

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Biogeochemical Cycles: Ecological Drivers and Environmental Impact is a collection of the latest information on the techniques and methods currently used in this field, focusing on biological and/or ecological effects of biogeochemical elemental cycles including carbon, nitrogen, major and trace elements, chemical weathering on multiple scales of nanometers to watersheds, and advances in technology of studying these processes.

Volume highlights include:

-        Remote sensing and modeling techniques used to quantify changes in the ecosystem/s productivity, and microscopic techniques to estimate the extent of weathering

-        Novel isotopic techniques to assess changes in trace elemental cycles as influenced by the changing climate, and plant-mediated effect of climate change on major elemental cycles

-        Impact of climate change and other anthropogenic influences in agricultural and extreme (frontier) environments

Biogeochemical Cycles: Ecological Drivers and Environmental Impact is a valuable resource for students, researchers and professionals in the field of biogeosciences, hydrology, ecology, earth and planetary surface processes, volcanology, petrology, geochemistry, mineralogy, soil science, agricultural science, climate change and environmental science.




Section I. Biological Weathering

1. Biological Weathering in the Terrestrial System. An Evolutionary Perspective

Dragos Zaharescu, Carmen Burghelea, Katerina Dontsova, Chris              Reinhard, Jon Chorover and Rebecca Lybrand

2. Plants as Drivers of Rock Weathering

Katerina Dontsova, Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad, and Jon Chorover

3. Microbial weathering of minerals and rocks in natural environments

Toby Samuels, Casey Bryce, Hanna Landenmark, Claire Loudon, Natasha Nicholson, Adam Stevens, and Charles Cockell

4. Nano- and micro-scale techniques to explore bacteria and fungi interactions with silicate minerals  

Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad, Kyle Smart, Alice Dohnalkova, Loredana Saccone, and Mark Smits

5. Modeling Microbial Dynamics and Heterotrophic Soil Respiration – Effect of Climate Change

Elsa Abs and Regis Ferriere

Section II. Elemental Cycles

6. Critical Zone Biogeochemistry: Linking Structure and Function

Bryan Moravec and Jon Chorover            

7. Tracking the fate of plagioclase weathering products: pedogenic and human influences

Scott Bailey       

8. Small catchment scale Mo isotope balance and its implications for global Mo isotope cycling

Thomas Nägler, Marie-Claire Pierret, Andrea Voegelin, Thomas Pettke, Lucas Aschwanden, and Igor Villa

9. Trace Metal Legacy in Mountain Environments: A View From the Pyrenees Mountains

Gael Le Roux, Sophia Hansson, Adrien Claustres, Stéphane Binet, François De Vleeschouwer, Laure Gandois, Florence Mazier, Anaelle Simonneau, Roman Teisserenc, Deonie Allen, Thomas Rosset, Marilen Haver, Luca Da Ros, Didier Galop, Pilar Durantez, Anne Probst, Jose Miguel Sanchez Perez, Sabine Sauvage, Pascal Laffaille, Séverine Jean, Dirk Schmeller, Lluis Camarero, Laurent Marquer, and Stephen Lofts

10. Poised to Hindcast and Earthcast the Effect of Climate on the Critical Zone: Shale Hills as a Model

Pamela L. Sullivan, Li Li, Yves Goddéris, and Susan L. Brantley      

Section III. Frontier and Managed Ecosystems

11. Importance of the collection of abundant ground-truth data for accurate detection of spatial and temporal variability of vegetation by satellite remote sensing

Shin Nagai, Kenlo Nishida Nasahara, Tomoko Kawaguchi Akitsu, Taku M. Saitoh, and Hiroyuki Muraoka

12. Biogeochemical cycling of redox-sensitive elements in permafrost-affected ecosystems

Elizabeth Herndon, Lauren Kinsman-Costello, and Sarah Godsey

13. Anthropogenic interactions with rock varnish

Ronald Dorn      

14. Cycling of Natural Sources of Phosphorus and Potassium in Organic Agriculture for Environmental Sustainability

Biraj Bandhu Basak, Ashis Maity, and Dipak Biswas

15. Ecological Drivers and Environmental Impacts of Biogeochemical Cycles: Challenges and Opportunities

Dontsova, K., Balogh-Brunstad, Z., Le Roux, G.