(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Biogeosciences survey : Studying interactions of the biosphere with the lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MARTIN Y.E. (1) ; JOHNSON E.A. (1) ;
(1) Univ. of Calgary, Calgary, CANADA


The biogeosciences cover all fields of the biological sciences and their interactions with the relevant Earth spheres (i.e. atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere), and are studied over a wide range of temporal and spatial scales. The notion of multidisciplinary versus interdisciplinary research is considered herein. It is by following an approach of explanation-based science that the complex interplay of biological and environmental processes can be understood best. Understanding of system behaviour and functioning should be a core goal of biogeosciences research. This review offers a proposed classification and summary of the full range of topics falling under the umbrella of the biogeosciences, and in doing so sets the stage for a future series of progress reports focusing on recent developments in the biogeosciences


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 36, no6 [pp. 833-852]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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