(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Biogenic silica : a neglected component of the coupled global continental biogeochemichal cycles of carbon and silicon

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Tropical Palaeoenvironments Research Group, School of the Environment and Society, Univ., Swansea, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Dept. of Geography, Lancaster Environment Centre, Univ., Lancaster, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper reviews the biological role of Si in higher plants, the impact of vegetation on rates of chemical weathering, the fluxes of Si through catchment ecosystems, lakes and rivers, and the potential contribution of new geochemical and isotopic tracers to Si biogeochemistry. Multiproxy investigations of lake sediments will provide novel insights into past variations in Si biocycling from terrestrial to aquatic on 10-10 000 000 year time-scales


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 33, no9 [pp. 1436-1457]

Bibliographic references : 6 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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