How is matter recycled in the biosphere?

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Nov 26, 2017

Matter is recycled within and between ecosystems mainly through biogeochemical cycles.


A biogeochemical cycle constitutes the cyclic movements of nutrients from living to non-living to living portions(and so on) of ecosystem.

Different Biogeochemical cycles:

  • Carbon cycle.
  • Phosphorus cycle.
  • Sulfur cycle.
  • Water cycle.
  • Oxygen cycle.
  • Hydrogen cycle.
  • Nitrogen cycle.