Biogeochemistry of Ancient and Modern Environments

Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry (ISEB) and, Conference on Biogeochemistry in Relation to the Mining Industry and Environmental Pollution (Leaching Conference), held in Canberra, Australia, 26 August – 4 September 1979

  • P. A. Trudinger
  • M. R. Walter
  • B. J. Ralph
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. An Outside View of Environmental Biogeochemistry

  3. The Ancient Environment

    1. Early Development of Biochemical Systems

      1. Preston Cloud
        Pages 7-27
      2. J. Langridge
        Pages 29-34
      3. G. W. Hodgson, C. G. Whiteley
        Pages 35-46
    2. Development of Atmospheric Oxygen and Ozone

  4. The Modern Environment

    1. Thomas D. Brock
      Pages 93-103
    2. Lacustrine and Coastal Environments

      1. D. J. W. Moriarty
        Pages 131-138
      2. W. Cuff, R. Sinclair, R. R. Parker
        Pages 139-144
      3. J. Bauld, R. V. Burne, L. A. Chambers, James Ferguson, G. W. Skyring
        Pages 157-166
      4. Yehuda Cohen, Zeev Aizenshtat, Achikam Stoler, Bo Barker Jørgensen
        Pages 167-172
    3. Organic Geochemistry

    4. Methanogenesis

    5. Sulfur Biogeochemistry

    6. The Biogeochemical Nitrogen Cycle

    7. Biogeochemistry of Metals

    8. Man and Environmental Biogeochemistry

  5. Biogeochemistry and the Mining Industry

    1. Basic Aspects of Biometallurgical Processes

About these proceedings


This volume contains a selection of papers presented to the Fourth International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry (ISEB), and a conference on Biogeochemistry in Relation to Mining Industry and Environmental Pollution (Leaching Conferenc~, held in Canberra, Aust­ ralia on August 26-31 and September 3-4, 1979, respectively. The ISEB were established to provide "a forum for uninhibited exchange of information and ideas among the biological, chemical, atmospheric and geolopical scientists working in the common area of biogeochemistry, encompassing soil and other earth sciences as weIL as the hydrosphere and atmosphere", By linking the fourth ISEB with the Leachinp Conference the scop.e of discussions was extended to encompass the application of biogeochemical processes to the mining industry. This wide-ranging philosophy is reflected in the breadth and diversity of the subjects covered in this book. The published papers are expanded versions of those presented at the meetings. They have all been scrutinized by at least one referee in addition to the editors. About 20% of the contributions to the meetings are not included, either because authors did not wish to publish or because the papers were not accepted by the editors.


Biogeochemie Mikrobielle Laugung chemistry environment environmental pollution geochemistry pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • P. A. Trudinger
    • 1
  • M. R. Walter
    • 1
  • B. J. Ralph
    • 2
  1. 1.Baas Becking Geobiological Research LaboratoryCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-48741-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-48739-2
  • Buy this book on publisher's site