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Encyclopedia > Biogeochemical cycle

In ecology, a biogeochemical cycle is a circuit where a nutrient moves back and forth between both biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems.

Some cycles are

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Nitrogen Cycles Project: 2. Biogeochemical Cycle (860 words)
The term biogeochemical cycles expresses the interactions among the organic (bio-) and inorganic (geo-) worlds, and focuses on the chemistry (chemical-), and movement (cycles) of chemical elements and compounds.
In studying biogeochemical cycles, it is important to express in a common unit the amount of each element in all its phases and all its chemical compounds.
Sprent, J.I. The Ecology of the Nitrogen Cycle.
Biogeochemical cycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (844 words)
In ecology and Earth science, a biogeochemical cycle is a circuit or pathway by which a chemical element or molecule moves through both biotic ("bio-") and abiotic ("geo-") compartments of an ecosystem.
The most well-known and important biogeochemical cycles, for example, include the carbon cycle, the nitrogen cycle, the oxygen cycle, the phosphorus cycle, and the water cycle.
Biogeochemical cycles always involve equilibrium states: a balance in the cycling of the element between compartments.
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