Impact of agriculture on the Si biogeochemical cycle

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in News |

Impact of agriculture on the Si biogeochemical cycle

The cycles of C and Si are closely related to the weathering of silicates. In both cycles, terrestrial plants make significant contributions to the weathering budget and soil formation. The perturbation of the terrestrial Si cycle by human occupation has become a challenging issue because of possible impact on the equilibrium of aquatic ecosystems and agriculture sustainability. The recycling of Si stored in plants as phytoliths may control the Si cycle in the short-term. A...

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