Horizons in Earth Science Research. Volume 24


Benjamin Veress and Jozsi Szigethy (Editors)

Series: Horizons in Earth Science Research
BISAC: SCI019000

This volume includes six chapters in earth science research. Chapter One explores the importance of thermodynamics and systems theory in terms of understanding the evolution, ecology and sustainability of the Biosphere. Chapter Two presents new data on variations of the δ13C and δ15N values in natural plant species and in the rhizosphere soil. Based on experimental results, this chapter also tries to better understand the large and often unexplained variability of the C and N isotope ratios in the environment. Chapter Three details the energy and trace elements of bioaccumulation with the biomass of miscanthus grown on different kinds of technosols. Chapter Four provides characteristics of a khondalitic aquifer. Chapter Five discusses a numerical simulation of the tsunami generated by a potential collapse and submarine landslide in La Palma (Canary Islands) after the September 2021 Cumbre Vieja eruption. This chapter also compares the eruption to the Late Bronze Age eruption of Santorini. Lastly, Chapter Six examines the upper cretaceous succession of the Zagros basin.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Biosphere Evolution, Ecology and Sustainability: Why Thermodynamics and System Theory Matter
Keith R. Skene
Biosphere Research Institute, Angus, UK

Chapter 2. The Variability of Ratios of Stable Isotopes of Carbon and Nitrogen
I. Shtangeeva1, M. Bērtiņš2 and A. Viksna2
Institute of Earth Sciences, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia
2Faculty of Chemistry, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

Chapter 3. The Energy and Trace Elements of Bioaccumulation with the Biomass of Miscanthus Grown on Different Kinds of Technosols
Mykola Kharytonov1, Prof. PhD, Nadia Martynova2, Dr. PhD, Mykhailo Babenko1, Dr.PhD, Iryna Klimkina3, Dr. PhD, Iryna Rula1, Dr. PhD, Oliver Wiche4, Dr. PhD and Hermann Heilmeier4, Prof. PhD
1Department of Soil Sciences and Farming, Dnipro State Agrarian and Economic University, Dnipro, Ukraine
2Department of Nature Flora, Botany Garden, Dnipro National University, Dnipro, Ukraine
3Department of Ecology and Environmental Technology, Dnipro University of Technology, Dnipro, Ukraine
4AG Biologie/Ökologie, Institut für Biowissenschaften, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Freiberg, Germany

Chapter 4. Typical Characteristics of a Khondalitic Aquifer
Venkateswara Rao Bekkam1, PhD and Siva Prasad Yellapu2, PhD
1Centre for Water Resources, IST, JNT University Hyderabad, India
2Deltaic Regional Centre, National Institute of Hydrology, Kakinada, India

Chapter 5. Numerical Simulation of the Tsunami Generated by a Potential Collapse and Submarine Landslide in La Palma (Canary Islands) after the September 2021 Cumbre Vieja Eruption: A Comparison with the Late Bronze Age Eruption of Santorini (Aegean Sea)
R. Perianez
Department Fisica Aplicada I, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

Chapter 6. Stratigraphy of Upper Cretaceous – Lower Paleocene Succession (Tarbur Formation), Zagros Region (SW of Iran)
Massih Afghah and Nazgol Sharoonizadeh
Department of Geology, Shiraz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran


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