By Joachim Reitner, Volker Thiel
Geobiology is a hugely cross-disciplinary box that explores the current and prior relationships that existence has with non-living subject. Biosphere meets Geosphere possibly so much parsimoniously describes the basic suggestion of Geobiology. In 1991, Peter Westbroek, a Dutch paleontologist and influential protagonist of Geobiology outlined the sector in a e-book entitled lifestyles as a Geological strength: Dynamics of the Earth, therefore motivating a brand new state of mind within the geosciences. His basic paintings on tactics of biomineralization in coccolithophorid algae (Westbroek and de Jong, 1983) tremendously contributed to the certainty of metabolic tactics controlling mineral formation. Westbroek’s pondering was once encouraged via James Lovelock’s Gaia suggestion (Lovelock, 1988) which recommended the significance of organic approaches in regards to international switch over the years. different early pioneers of the Geobiology notion have been the Russian scientist Georgy Adamovich Nadson (1903), who acknowledged microorganisms as geological brokers, and the Swiss geologists Johannes Neher and Ernst Rohrer who came across the function of microbes in dolomite formation (Neher and Rohrer 1958) and their presence within the deep biosphere of crystalline rocks (Neher and Rohrer 1959). In 1971, the German geoscientist Gerd Luttig brought a brand new self-discipline that merged points of geology and biology and known as it Lithobiontik.
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1966. Chemiosmotic coupling in oxidative and photosynthetic phosphorylation. Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, 41, 445–502. , 2006. Widespread distribution and high abundance of Rhizobium radiobacter within Mediterranean subsurface sediments. Environmental Microbiology, 8, 1753–1763. 10 ALGAE (EUKARYOTIC) Cross-references Anaerobic Transformation Processes, Microbiology Archaea Bacteria Carbon (Organic, Degradation) Critical Intervals in Earth History ALGAE (EUKARYOTIC) Thomas Friedl1, Nicole Brinkmann1, Kathrin I.
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Encyclopedia of Geobiology (Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series) by Joachim Reitner, Volker Thiel