The co-evolution of life and biogeochemical cycles in our planet

Authors

  • Luiz Antonio Martinelli Universidade de São Paulo, Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura
  • Fernanda Gaudio Augusto Universidade de São Paulo, Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3109-3601

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/1676-0611-bn-2022-1402

Abstract

Abstract The Earth has undergone numerous geological and biological changes over billions of years. The evolution of plants and animals had a direct relationship with the elements’ changes in the atmosphere and the development of the biogeochemical cycles on Earth. The Anthropocene is the age of the Homo sapiens leaves its geological signature on the planet. Human domination and/or interference in the biogeochemical cycles results in an environmental change that affects not only ecosystems, in general, but also the biota and global biodiversity. In this way, we are creating another mass extinction event, the “sixth extinction wave” as well as transforming the ecosystems’ functions and services.

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Published

2022-01-01

How to Cite

Martinelli, L. A., & Augusto, F. G. (2022). The co-evolution of life and biogeochemical cycles in our planet. Biota Neotropica, 22(spe). https://doi.org/10.1590/1676-0611-bn-2022-1402

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Thematic Reviews

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