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Unformatted text preview: Biogeochemical Cycles and Life Processes Life Important Components to Life Important Water Carbon Nitrogen Sulfur Phosphorous All circulate through living and non­living cycles Important Components to Life Important Water Carbon Nitrogen Sulfur Phosphorous Components may stay in one part of cycle for a long or short time (residence time) and in different forms http://nortonbooks.com/college/biology/animations/ch38a03.htm http://www.whrc.org/education/polaris.html http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/capturing-carbon.html Carbon Cycle Carbon What do YOU think? What Should we capture carbon using these new Should tree mimicking machines? tree Yes 19 No depends… Think about the ethics of this solution… Education is a better solution Should we begin to develop other Should technologies similar to this one that helps “clean” the environment in which we live? Nitrogen Cycle Nitrogen http://nortonbooks.com/college/biology/animations/ch38a02.htm Hydrologic Cycle Hydrologic Phosphate Cycle Phosphate Sulfur Cycle Sulfur http://nortonbooks.com/college/biology/animations/ch37a02.htm Acid Rain Acid Species, Populations, Communities & Ecosystems Communities Food chain/ecosystem Food Trophic Levels Trophic Trophic ‘Pyramid’ Trophic Ecosystem Productivity Ecosystem Plants (autotrophs) are the basis for all ecosystem food chains Ecosystem Productivity Ecosystem Primary Productivity: The amount of energy and nutrients assimilated by plants Net Primary Productivity: The amount of energy and nutrients from plants available to consumers (herbivores) Environmental Systems: Connections, Flows and Feedback Loops Feedback Topics Topics Energy and life­basic concepts Examine environmental systems, or the flow of energy and matter Understand how different systems circulate energy and matter in the living and nonliving world •Biogeochemical Processes •Species and Ecosystems Energy and Life Energy Energy Energy exchange in ecosystems Monitoring Changes in Vegetation Vegetation Ecosystem Productivity Ecosystem Plants (autotrophs) are the basis for all ecosystem food chains Ecosystem Productivity Ecosystem Primary Productivity: The amount of energy and nutrients assimilated by plants Net Primary Productivity: The amount of energy and nutrients from plants available to consumers (herbivores) Case Study: Natural Wastewater Treatment Wastewater Arcata Marsh, Arcata CA ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2011 for the course LANDSCAPE 0845 taught by Professor Welborne during the Fall '10 term at Temple.

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