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Biogeomorphology is a discipline that combines ecology and geomorphology. Geomorphology is the study of landforms and their formation. Ecology is the study of the relationships between biota and their environment. The environment is defined as factors that affect biota. These factors can be abiotic (physical, chemical), biotic (other organisms), or anthropogenic (humans). Abiotic geomorphological processes may affect biota and biota may in turn affect geomorphological processes. The interaction between both defines the discipline of biogeomorphology. Biogeomorphologyis the study of the interaction between geomorphological processes and biota.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Coastal Science
EditorsC.W. Finkl, C. Makowski
ISBN (Electronic)9783319938066
ISBN (Print)9783319938059
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2021

Publication series

NameEncyclopedia of Coastal Science
ISSN (Print)1388-4360
ISSN (Electronic)1871-756X


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