Interactions of the Major Biogeochemical Cycles: Global Changes and Human Impacts

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<p>The circulation and interactions of major elements such as carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulphur, oxygen, and hydrogen are critical for the maintenance of the earth’s ecosystems. Human activities including agriculture, industry, and urbanization alter element interactions and contribute to major environmental problems ranging from climate change and depletion of the ozone layer to acidification of soils to the destruction of coral reefs.<p>Interactions of the Major Biogeochemical Cycles is a new scientific assessment of element interactions in the biosphere. It provides an up-to-date review of biogeochemistry and its effects on earth’s systems, with leading experts in biogeochemical cycling in atmospheric, land, freshwater, and marine environments offering chapters that summarize and synthesize information in each discipline. The book opens with chapters on cross-cutting issues that have significance in understanding global change effects and their potential management. These chapters address:<p>* trends in element interactions in response to global change<ul><li> the effects of natural disturbances<li> new approaches and methods for advancing our understanding of element interactions<li> the potential for managing element interactions to address major environmental issues</ul><p>
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Table of Contents

List of Colorplates, Figures, Tables, and Boxes
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Element Interactions and the Cycles of Life: An Overview 1
2 Human Disruption of Element Interactions: Drivers, Consequences, and Trends for the Twenty-first Century
3 Disturbance and Elemental Interactions
4 New Frontiers in the Study of Element Interactions
5 Potential for Deliberate Management of Element Interactions to Address Major Environmental Issues
6 Stoichiometry and Flexibility in the Hawaiian Model System 117
7 Element Interactions: Theoretical Considerations 135
8 Biogeochemical Interactions and Biodiversity 151
9 Keystone Molecules and Organic Chemical Flux from Plants 177
10 Elemental Interactions in Brazilian Landscapes as Influenced by Human Interventions 193
11 Elemental Interactions and Constraints on Root Symbiont Functioning 211
12 Multiple Element Interactions and Ecosystem Productivity with Emphasis on Micronutrients in Tropical Agroecosystems 227
13 Element Interactions and Trace Gas Exchange 247
14 Acid Deposition: S and N Cascades and Elemental Interactions 259
15 Atmospheric Chemistry and the Bioatmospheric Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles 273
16 The Role of Iron as a Limiting Nutrient for Marine Plankton Processes 295
17 Carbon-Silicon Interactions 311
18 Interactions among Carbon, Sulfur, and Nitrogen Cycles in Anoxic and Extreme Marine Environments 323
List of Contributors 337
SCOPE Series List 343
SCOPE Executive Committee 2001-2004 347
Index 349
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