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deprecated concept > biogeochemical cycle

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biogeochemical cycle  


  • [GEMET] Movement of chemical elements in a circular pathway, from organisms to physical environment, back to organisms. The process is termed a nutrient cycle if the elements concerned are trace elements, which are essential to life. A biogeochemical cycle occurs when vegetation decomposes and minerals are incorporated naturally in the humus for future plant growth

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  • biochemical cycles
  • biogeochem cycles
  • biogeochemical cycling




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