Biogeochemical Processes and Implications for Nutrient Cycling

Biogeochemical Processes and Implications for Nutrient Cycling

Summary

The availability and cycling of nutrients is determined by an interaction of physical, chemical, and biological processes in an ecosystem. This interaction of processes, collectively known as biogeochemistry, is important as it determines the forms, transformations, and ultimate fate of nutrients in a given system.

This chapter focuses on biogeochemical processes in springs and spring runs with an examination of the role of springs as a potential ‘source’ or ‘sink’ for nutrients and pollutants.

Patrick W. Inglett, Kanika S. Inglett, and K. Ramesh Reddy

Department of Soil and Water Science

University of Florida