turnover rate

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A measure of the movement of an element in a biogeochemical cycle. Turnover rate is calculated as the rate of flow into or out of a particular nutrient pool, divided by the quantity of nutrient in that pool. Thus, it measures the importance of a particular nutrient flux in relation to the pool size. Compare turnover time.

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