Yes. You read that correctly. Bio – life; Geo – pertaining to the earth; Chemistry – structures, properties, and related changes. You also understood what biogeochemistry is about if it sounds like the term refers to bits of many things that are vital to life on our planet.

Let’s take a closer look at the theory and science of biogeochemical cycles. I’ll break it down into several steps and parts, beginning with an overview of the way it all fits together.

To get started, here’s a video by Paul Andersen of Bozeman Science. It’s explains the need for biogeochemical cycles – specifically CHNOPS cycles.

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