TY - CHAP A1 - Wei-Yu Shi A2 - Xiao-Cong Zhu A3 - Feng-Bao Zhang A4 - Kai-Bo Wang A5 - Lei Deng A6 - Ming-Guo Ma ED1 - Luis Felipe Mazadiego ED2 - Eduardo De Miguel Garcia ED3 - Fernando Barrio-Parra ED4 - Miguel Izquierdo-Díaz Y1 - 2020-02-05 PY - 2020 T1 - Soil Carbon Biogeochemistry in Arid and Semiarid Forests N2 - Geochemistry has become an essential subject to understand our origins and face the challenges that humanity will meet in the near future. This book presents several studies that have geochemistry as their central theme, from the description of different geological formations, through its use for the characterization of contaminated sites and their possible impact on ecosystems and human health, as well as the importance of geochemical techniques as a complement to other current scientific disciplines. Through the different chapters, the reader will be able to approach the world of geochemistry in several of its subfields (e.g. environmental, isotope, or biogeochemistry) and learn through practical cases. BT - Applied Geochemistry with Case Studies on Geological Formations, Exploration Techniques and Environmental Issues SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.87951 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.87951 SN - 978-1-78985-915-7 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-04-14 ER -