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Preferred term

biogeochemical process  

Definition

  • closed cycle de­scribed by elements found in living mater­ial, such as carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and sulphur, as they pass from within organ­isms (biotic phase) into the non-living environment (abiotic phase) and back again. alt. nutrient cycle.

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Entry terms

  • biogeochemical cycle
  • biogeochemical processes

Scope note

  • US LTER controlled vocabulary

Creator

  • herbert.schentz@umweltbundesamt.at

URI

http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes/20950

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