Encyclopedia of Soil Science

2008 Edition
| Editors: Ward Chesworth

Biostasis

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3995-9_68

An ecological steady state characterized by relatively little change in the quantity and quality of the biomass of a region over a term of perhaps tens of thousands to a few million years. The term was introduced by Erhart (1967).

Bibliography

  1. Erhart, H., 1967. La genèse des sols en tant que phénomène géologique; esquisse d'une théorie géologique et géochimique, biostasie et rhexistasie, 2Paris: Masson, 177 pp. nd. edn.Google Scholar

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