Biogeodynamics: bridging the gap between surface and deep Earth processes.

@article{Zerkle2018BiogeodynamicsBT,
  title={Biogeodynamics: bridging the gap between surface and deep Earth processes.},
  author={Aubrey L Zerkle},
  journal={Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences},
  year={2018},
  volume={376 2132}
}
Life is sustained by a critical and not insubstantial set of elements, nearly all of which are contained within large rock reservoirs and cycled between Earth's surface and the mantle via subduction zone plate tectonics. Over geologic time scales, plate tectonics plays a critical role in recycling subducted bioactive elements lost to the mantle back to the ocean-biosphere system, via outgassing and volcanism. Biology additionally relies on tectonic processes to supply rock-bound 'nutrients' to… CONTINUE READING
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