5. The Global Sulfur Cycle

  1. Andrew H. Knoll2,
  2. Donald E. Canfield3 and
  3. Kurt O. Konhauser4
  1. Donald E. Canfield3 and
  2. James Farquhar1

Published Online: 29 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118280874.ch5

Fundamentals of Geobiology

Fundamentals of Geobiology

How to Cite

Canfield, D. E. and Farquhar, J. (2012) The Global Sulfur Cycle, in Fundamentals of Geobiology (eds A. H. Knoll, D. E. Canfield and K. O. Konhauser), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118280874.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138, USA

  2. 3

    Institute of Biology Nordic Center for Earth Evolution, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark

  3. 4

    Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geology and ESSIC, University of Maryland, College Park MD 20742, USA

  2. 3

    Institute of Biology Nordic Center for Earth Evolution, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118280812

Online ISBN: 9781118280874

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Keywords:

  • global sulfur cycle, a geobiological perspective;
  • surface sulfur, and the atmospheric sulfur cycle;
  • sulfur-based microbial metabolism, Earth surface chemistry;
  • sulfur transfer into surface environment, the pathways;
  • sedimentary sulfides, from microbial sulfate reduction;
  • sulfideoxidizing anoxygenic phototrophics;
  • microbial metabolisms, sulfur isotope fractionation;
  • S approach, sulfate availability, and biogeochemical cycles;
  • nitrate, sulfide-oxidizing bacteria, microbial behaviour;
  • S metabolisms, Earth chemistry, and dynamics of sulfur cycle

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The global sulfur cycle from two perspectives

  • The evolution of S metabolisms

  • The interaction of S with other biogeochemical cycles

  • The evolution of the S cycle

  • Closing remarks

  • Acknowledgements

  • References