archaeo-geophysics, archeo-geophysics; archaeogeophysics, archeogeophysics
Any systematic collection of ancient geophysical data
archaeological geology, archeological geology (s) (noun)
; archaeological geologies, archeological geologies (pl)
The use of geological techniques and methods to archaeological work: "Archeological geology is different from geoarchaeology in that the it is a subfield of archaeology focusing on the physical context of deposits."
archeogeology (s) (noun)
, archeogeologies (pl)
A branch of geology that studies the geological formations of the remote past: "Archeogeology integrates some archaeological fields with relevant geological sciences to investigate the geological effects on historical sites, monuments, and other properties concerning constructive materials (type, situation, and position of mines and other natural resources) and destructive the geological forces in the environment; such as, earthquakes, faults, and earth movements."
"Archeogeologies make use of geological maps that indicate prehistoric layers of the earth's crust, faults, historic and recently found mines, hydrology layers, and seismological information all of which provide basic information in this field."
1. A biogeographical and zoogeographical area, or division, comprising the Holarctic (regions of North America, Europe, and Asia combined, which share many faunal characteristics), Ethiopian, and Oriental regions.
2. Etymology: Greek Arktos
, "Great Bear" plus gaia
Other forms include: Arctogaean, Arctogean, Arctogaeal, Arctogeal, Arctogaeic, and Arctogeic.
1. The study of the origin, history, and structure of cosmic bodies other than earth.
2. The science dealing with the structure and composition of planets and other bodies in the solar system; the geology of celestial bodies.
biogeochemical cycle (s) (noun)
, biogeochemical cycles (pl)
1. The circulation of chemical components through the biosphere from, or to, the lithosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere.
2. The exchange of elements; for example, oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, etc., in the environment between storage pools; such as, the atmosphere, biota, oceans, soils, the earth's crust, and human society.
1. The branch of biochemistry that deals with the relation of chemicals found in the soil to living organisms; the biological application of geochemistry.
2. The study of the influence of living organisms and life processes on the chemical structure and history of the earth.
3. The study of interactions between the biosphere and its mineral environment; for example, the study of the effect of living organisms on the weathering of rocks and of the concentration of elements by living systems.
4. The branch of science that studies the biological, chemical, and geological aspects of environmental processes.
biogeograph (s) (noun)
, biographs (pl)
The science of the geographical distribution of living things; such as, animals and vegetation.
biogeographer (s) (noun)
, biogeographers (pl)
1. A specialist in biogeography or someone who studies the distributions of living things; such as, plant and animal life in the earth's environment and the biological and historical factors that produced such distributions.
2 .Scientists who study the spacial distributions of individual organisms in biotic communities which are composed of plants and animals and of ecosystems, or environmental systems, which are associations of biotic communities interacting with their environments.
An ecosystem may be defined and studied at sizes in areas ranging from a small pond to a global biome; such as, prairies or tropical rain forests.
, more biogeographic, most biogeographic
A reference to the science of the geographical distribution of living things; such as, animals and vegetables.
, more biogeographical, most biogeographical
Referring to the study of the geographic or earthly distribution of plants and animals.
biogeographically (adverb) (not comparable)
A description of situations that involve the study of the geographic or the worldly distribution of plants and animals.
biogeography (s) (noun)
, biogeographies (pl)
1. The science of the geographical distribution of living things, animal (zoogeography) and vegetable (phytogeography).
2. The study of the geographical distributions of organisms, their habitats (ecological biogeography) and the historical and biological factors that produced them (historical biogeography).
That part of the lithosphere within which living organisms can exist.
Available for further enlightenment: the Earth, Words from the Myths.
Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "land, ground, fields, soil, dirt, mud, clay, earth (world)":