Landscape geochemistry: retrospect and prospect—1990
AbstractAt present, the terms Environmental Geochemistry and Applied Geochemistry are poorly defined in English. In fact they usually mean just what a particular geochemist, or geochemist(s), wishes them to mean.There is a less common term, Landscape Geochemistry, which describes a holistic scientific discipline aimed at the geochemistry of the environment. Although little known outside the U.S.S.R., the basics of landscape geochemistry were first described more than 60 a ago. Since then, landscape geochemistry has had a history pertinent to all scientists who participate in environmental geochemistry today.This review traces the evolution of landscape geochemistry, and related disciplines, over the past 90 a and shows how they all relate to the development of modern environmental geochemistry worldwide.In landscape geochemistry, the term “landscape” refers to both the horizontal stratification of land (e.g. into terrestial, bog and aquatic ecosystems which co-exist in an area of c Read more...
John A.C. Fortescue
Publication date: 1992/01/01