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Persistence of soil organic matter as an ecosystem property
This work proposes ways to include understanding of why some SOM persists for millennia whereas other SOM decomposes readily in a new generation of experiments and soil carbon models, thereby improving predictions of the SOM response to global warming.
THE MATERIAL BONE: Structure-Mechanical Function Relations
The structure-mechanical relations at each of the hierarchical levels of organization are reviewed, highlighting wherever possible both underlying strategies and gaps in the authors' knowledge.
An Overview of Biomineralization Processes and the Problem of the Vital Effect
“Biomineralization links soft organic tissues, which are compositionally akin to the atmosphere and oceans, with the hard materials of the solid Earth. It provides organisms with skeletons and shells
Microarchaeology: Beyond the Visible Archaeological Record
  • S. Weiner
  • Geography, Environmental Science
  • 15 February 2010
1. Archaeology, archaeological science and microarchaeology 2. Information embedded in the microscopic record 3. Completeness of the archaeological record 4. Common mineral components of the
Differential Burning, Recrystallization, and Fragmentation of Archaeological Bone
Abstract This paper presents research on the conditions under which progressive levels of burning may occur to archaeological bone, and how burning damage changes bones' crystal structure and
Mollusc larval shell formation: amorphous calcium carbonate is a precursor phase for aragonite.
It is concluded that ACC fulfills an important function in mollusc larval shell formation and it is conceivable that ACC may also be involved in adult shell formation.
Lamellar bone: structure-function relations.
The term "bone" refers to a family of materials that have complex hierarchically organized structures. These structures are primarily adapted to the variety of mechanical functions that bone