Biological and Geological Processes That Drive Nutrient Cycling

Biological and Geological Processes That Drive Nutrient Cycling

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1/31/11 Biological and Geological Processes That Drive Nutrient Biogeochemical cycles – nutrient pathways that involve both living and nonliving processes Two general paths for chemicals Global – gaseous forms of chemicals that can move through the atmosphere (N, C, O, S) Atmosphere is the main reservoir Local – less mobile in the environment (P, K,
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Unformatted text preview: and Ca) General Model of Chemical Cycling Shows the main reservoirs and general processes that involve moving chemicals from one reservoir to the next Most nutrients accumulate in 4 reservoirs defined by two characteristics Whether it contains organic or inorganic material Whether it is available for use or not...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course BIOL 001 taught by Professor Nathan during the Spring '10 term at George Mason.

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