The Global Carbon Cycle: Biological Processes

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFundamentals of Geobiology
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781118280812
StatePublished - Mar 29 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


  • 'geological' or 'slow' carbon cycle, in maintaining Earth
  • Carbon, substrate for biological reactions
  • Global carbon cycle, and the biological processes
  • Inorganic carbon fixation, chemo- and photoautotrophy
  • Mineral phases of inorganic carbon, inaccessible to reactions
  • Nutrient utilization in euphotic, NPP into lithosphere
  • Organic matter, leaking into lithosphere, distinguishing Earth
  • Organisms, and organic matter for metabolic needs, the NPP
  • Photoautotrophy, oxidation-reduction
  • Terrestrial NPP, leaf cover, irradiance

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