Biogeosciences in Heavy Metal-Contaminated Soils

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Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 31)

Abstract

Biogeosciences cover research from the micro to the macro scale. Element fluxes in microbial habitats have large impacts, e.g., in climate change phenomena. The strong focus on application of research and a high interdisciplinary, together with the understanding of the necessity for environmental protection, are the reasons for the fast growth of biogeosciences. This comparably young field of research integrates disciplines including hydro(geo)chemistry, plant physiology or microbiology and bacterial genetics, generally aiming at integration of effects of life (βίος) on Earth (γεος). The interference of humans with biogeochemical cycles leads to a dangerous imbalance in the overall mass balance of nature. Biogeosciences deliver tools and methods for an understanding of such anthropogenic imbalances. At the same time, the field develops means to counter-act adverse effects of disturbed matter cycling on the environment. The research field of biogeosciences arose as an answer to environmental degradation and delivers the scientific approach for measures to be taken to alleviate these deleterious effects of disequilibrium in bioremediation and phytoremediation approaches.

Keywords

Microbial Biomass Root Hair Acid Mine Drainage Natural Attenuation Water Path 
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Notes

Acknowledgement

We gratefully acknowledge support from EU (UMBRELLA, 7th framework program) and of JSMC.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Microbial PhytopathologyFriedrich-Schiller-University JenaJenaGermany

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