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phosphorus lecture - Ecosystems(5 Nitrogen(end The...

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Ecosystems Lecture 5 1 Ecosystems (5) Nitrogen (end) The Phosphorus Cycle There is only the moon, embalmed in phosphorus. “The Detective” Sylvia Plath Nitrogen Cycle Review Air Land & Water Land & Water Air Within Land & Water AIR WATER PLANT SOIL AIR WATER PLANT SOIL AIR WATER PLANT SOIL Organic N -C-C-NH 2 NH 4 + mineralization Substrate C:N vs. Microbial C:N Low C:N NH 4 + release to soil microbes High C:N immobilization
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