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Biogeosciences survey : Studying interactions of the biosphere with the lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

MARTIN, Y.E.
Univ. of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
JOHNSON, E.A.
Univ. of Calgary, Calgary, Canada


Description :
The biogeosciences cover all fields of the biological sciences and their interactions with the relevant Earth spheres (i.e. atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere), and are studied over a wide range of temporal and spatial scales. The notion of multidisciplinary versus interdisciplinary research is considered herein. It is by following an approach of explanation-based science that the complex interplay of biological and environmental processes can be understood best. Understanding of system behaviour and functioning should be a core goal of biogeosciences research. This review offers a proposed classification and summary of the full range of topics falling under the umbrella of the biogeosciences, and in doing so sets the stage for a future series of progress reports focusing on recent developments in the biogeosciences.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Progress in physical geography, issn : 0309-1333, 2012, vol. 36, n°. 6, p. 833-852, nombre de pages : 20, Références bibliographiques : 4 p.

Date :
2012

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, London, Sage Publications

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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