Interactions of C, N, P and S Biogeochemical Cycles and Global Change

  • Roland Wollast
  • Fred T. Mackenzie
  • Lei Chou

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. General

    1. Fred T. Mackenzie, Leah May Ver, Christopher Sabine, Michael Lane, Abraham Lerman
      Pages 1-61
  3. Terrestrial

  4. Rivers

  5. Ocean

  6. Air-Sea

    1. M. Frankignoulle, J.-P. Gattuso
      Pages 233-248
    2. Andrew J. Watson, Jane E. Robertson, Roger D. Ling
      Pages 249-257
  7. Atmosphere

  8. Sediments

    1. Donald E. Canfield
      Pages 333-363
    2. Robert A. Berner, Kathleen C. Ruttenberg, Ellery D. Ingall, Ji-Long Rao
      Pages 365-378
    3. Philippe Van Cappellen, Jean-François Gaillard, Christophe Rabouille
      Pages 401-445
  9. History

  10. Working Group Reports

  11. Back Matter
    Pages 509-521

About these proceedings


This book is a natural extension of the SCOPE (Scientific Committee of Problems on the Environment) volumes on the carbon (C), nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and sulfur (S) biogeochemical cycles and their interactions (Likens, 1981; Bolin and Cook, 1983). Substantial progress in the knowledge of these cycles has been made since publication of those volumes. In particular, the nature and extent of biological and inorganic interactions between these cycles have been identified, positive and negative feedbacks recognized and the relationship between the cycles and global environmental change preliminarily elucidated. In March 1991, a NATO Advanced Research Workshop was held for one week in Melreux, Belgium to reexamine the biogeochemical cycles of C, N, P and S on a variety of time and space scales from a holistic point of view. This book is the result of that workshop. The biogeochemical cycles of C, N, P and S are intimately tied to each other through biological productivity and subsequently to problems of global environmental change. These problems may be the most challenging facing humanity in the 21 st century. In the broadest sense, "global change" encompasses both changes to the status of the large, globally­ connected atmospheric, oceanic and terrestrial environments (e. g. tropospheric temperature increase) and change occurring as the result of nearly simultaneous local changes in many regions of the world (e. g. eutrophication).


Biogeochemie Geochemie Ocean Ozeanographie Scale Umweltwissenschaften biogeochemical cycles biogeochemistry biosphere environmental science oceanography

Editors and affiliations

  • Roland Wollast
    • 1
  • Fred T. Mackenzie
    • 2
  • Lei Chou
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Océanographie ChimiqueUniversité Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Oceanography, School of Ocean and Earth, Science and TechnologyUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-76066-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76064-8
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