Biogeochemical Cycles


Studying the cycles of vital elements, such as carbon, nitrogen, sulfur and phosphorus, and their intricate interactions with various substances and organisms as they move through Earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere (water and ice), biosphere (life), and lithosphere (rock) is a crucial component of biogeochemistry. The field focuses primarily on the diverse and intertwined chemical cycles that are either driven by or have an effect on biological activity.


Biogeochemical Cycling of Nutrients and Thermodynamic Aspects

Panagiotaras D, Koulougliotis D, Nikolopoulos D, Kalarakis AΝ, Yiannopoulos A Ch and Pikios K
Published online: 14 July 2015, DOI:10.4172/2157-7544.1000144


Multimolecular tracers of terrestrial carbon transfer across the pan-Arctic: 14C characteristics of sedimentary carbon components and their environmental controls

Xiaojuan Feng, Örjan Gustafsson, R. Max Holmes, Jorien E. Vonk, Bart E. van Dongen, Igor P. Semiletov, Oleg V. Dudarev, Mark B. Yunker, Robie W. Macdonald, Lukas Wacker, Daniel B. Montluçon, Timothy I. Eglinton
Published online: 2 November 2015, DOI: 10.1002/2015GB005204


Contrasted geographical distribution of N2 fixation rates and nifH phylotypes in the Coral and Solomon Seas (southwestern Pacific) during austral winter conditions

Sophie Bonnet, Martine Rodier, Kendra A. Turk-Kubo, Cyril Germineaud, Christophe Menkes, Alexandre Ganachaud, Sophie Cravatte, Patrick Raimbault, Ellen Campbell, Fabien Quéroué, Géraldine Sarthou, Anne Desnues, Christophe Maes, Gerard Eldin
Published online: 2 November 2015, DOI: 10.1002/2015GB005117


Coupling atmospheric mercury isotope ratios and meteorology to identify sources of mercury impacting a coastal urban‐industrial region near Pensacola, Florida, USA

Jason D. Demers, Laura S. Sherman, Joel D. Blum, Frank J. Marsik, J. Timothy Dvonch

Surface distribution of dissolved trace metals in the oligotrophic ocean and their influence on phytoplankton biomass and productivity

Paulina Pinedo‐González, A. Joshua West, Antonio Tovar‐Sánchez, Carlos M. Duarte, Emilio Marañón, Pedro Cermeño, Natalia González, Cristina Sobrino, María Huete‐Ortega, Ana Fernández, et al 2015


Leaky nitrogen cycle in pristine African montane rainforest soil

Tobias Rütting, Landry Cizungu Ntaboba, Dries Roobroeck, Marijn Bauters, Dries Huygens, Pascal Boeckx 2015


Dissolved organic carbon pools and export from the coastal ocean

Cristina Barrón, Carlos M. Duarte 2015.



Anthropogenic CO2 uptake, transport, storage, and dynamical controls in the ocean imposed by the meridional overturning circulation: A modeling study

H. Nakano, M. Ishii, K. B. Rodgers, H. Tsujino, G. Yamanaka, 2015


Controls on biogenic silica burial in the Southern Ocean

Zanna Chase, Karen E. Kohfeld, Katsumi Matsumoto, 2015