Week 3 of term, and another two lectures to the MSc classes. Here is the first of the lectures.
The functioning of the biosphere in the Earth System (27 MB)
This lecture gives an overview of the role the terrestrial biosphere plays in the global cycling of energy, water, carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus, and how human influence is altering these biogeochemical cycles. It also gives a brief history of the concept of the biosphere and of global biosphere science.
Yadvinder Malhi is an ecosytem ecologist and Professor of Ecosystem Science at Oxford University