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Geobiology (sometimes the Broader term for Geomicrobiology) is the interdisciplinary study of the interactions of (micro)organism and earths materials which inlcude; soli, minerals, rocks, the atmosphere, and the hydropshere.

what is Geobiology

In the concept, geobiology paralles geophysic and geochemistry which are two longer established disciplines. A dutch microbiologist Lourens Baas-Becking conied the term geobiology to decribe the inertactions between organisms and environment at the chemical level. Life, air, water, and rock interact in complx ways within the intergrated earth system, organisms regulate the earth sytem for their own benfit.

Patterns and process in Geobiology

Geobiologist study how organisms influence the physical earth and vice versa. To be able to figure out the physical process they look at the planet's long history. Much of the research focus on illuminating process which is field and experimental studies show how organisms participate in the earth's systems. They also aimed at achieving understanding of the earth system evolution. Elucidating the changing role of life through earth history is called historical geobiology. This starts with the geobiologyical process that leads to the geobiological slant. This process is used to interpret geological record in terms of active process and chemical states.

Geomicrobiology in Real Life

Geomicrobiology in Nature

New Horizons in Geobiology

It is hard to predict the next twenty years for the field of Geobiology. Geobiology will look the heavens or field call Astrobiology. Astrobiology can be thought of as the application of geobiological principles to the study of planets and moons beyond the earth. The claim that life may or may not exist on other planets is highly questions by many. we have made remarkable strides in the past decade direct observations of potential geobiological patterns will constrain arguments about if life in our planetary neighborhood.

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External links

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  • The home page of Penn State Brandywine, the home of the EARTH 100 wiki article writers!
  • Encyclopedia of Earth - one of the sites I want you to explore to look for supporting articles.
  • You should also search the websites for NASA, NOAA, USGS, EPA, and the National Geographic Education Encyclopedia.
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