Biogenic silica : a neglected component of the coupled global continental biogeochemichal cycles of carbon and silicon

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Tropical Palaeoenvironments Research Group, School of the Environment and Society, Univ., Swansea, Royaume-Uni
Dept. of Geography, Lancaster Environment Centre, Univ., Lancaster, Royaume-Uni

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This paper reviews the biological role of Si in higher plants, the impact of vegetation on rates of chemical weathering, the fluxes of Si through catchment ecosystems, lakes and rivers, and the potential contribution of new geochemical and isotopic tracers to Si biogeochemistry. Multiproxy investigations of lake sediments will provide novel insights into past variations in Si biocycling from terrestrial to aquatic on 10-10 000 000 year time-scales.

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Article de périodique

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Earth surface processes and landforms, issn : 0197-9337, 2008, vol. 33, n°. 9, p. 1436-1457, nombre de pages : 22, Références bibliographiques : 6 p.

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Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Chichester, Wiley

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