Biogeochemical cycles are pathways that chemicals take as they move between living organisms and environment. Some well-defined biogeochemical cycles include the water cycle, the carbon cycleDescribes how carbon moves around the environment. It is an example of a biogeochemical cycle. See also carbon flux. In recent years the carbon cycle has been studied intensively in order to... More and the nitrogen cycle.

A biogeochemical cycleBiogeochemical cycles are pathways that chemicals take as they move between living organisms and environment. Some well-defined biogeochemical cycles include the water cycle, the carbon cycle and the nitrogen cycle.... More is made up of compartments or pools (e.g. the atmosphere, the oceans, forests, soils) in which the concentration of a particular substance can be measured or estimated, and transfer pathways, for which we attempt to measure or calculate the direction and rate of flow.

Biogeochemistry is the study of these cycles.

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