Soil plays many important functions on earth for majority of organisms that lives in the
lithosphere. Soil is a nutrient source for plants and also filters rain water making groundwater
potable. In soil there is also organic matter; any mater
The pH of soil is one of the most important factors that determine the stability of soil.
Substances such as organic matter, microorganisms, rain, iron, and aluminum plays a key role
in the acidity of soil. Small particle soils such as clay h
Freshwater Aquatic systems
Dr. Cho, Ph.D
Nutrient & DO levels of B-CU campus ponds compared to Halifax River, FL
The factors that influence the characteristics of a water body can be caused by a variety
Dr. Cho Ph.D.
Freshwater Aquatic Sys.
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Water-column correction algorithm for HICO Satellite Data Model for seagrass mapping in
Indian River Lagoon, FL
Seagrasses communities are estuarine environments t
Eutrophication is a slow-occurring natural process. However, it can occur rapidly if excessive
inputs of nutrients enter into the aquatic systems from anthropogenic actions and/or diffusion.
Unusual high concentrations of nutrients benefits plants particu
Social venture idea and impact
Recommended word count for all questions in this section is 250 words, maximum is 500.
What is your social ventures mission statement?
(500 words left )
To provide a social active group of devoted inspiring students, citizen
Discovery of trash Islands
In 1997 a racing boat captain was returning back to his home in southern California from
a los Angeles-to-Hawaii transpac sailing race, and discovered something that is a big concern to
many scientists today. He discovered a mas
Philip Bellamy is a junior in the Integrated Environmental Science program here at
BethuneCookman University (BCU) from Miami, FL. His objective is to obtain more knowledge
sources of threats to wetland ecosystems and how to pre
The Harmful effect of Plastic in Oceans
Like many people, you are probably thinking that marine species being affected by toxins
wouldnt have an impact on mankind. Well its for certain that we dont mistake colorful plastic
debris for food, but the food th
Why the research is Unique
Bethune- Cookman University recently submitted a proposal to National Aeronautics
Administration (NASA) funded by Florida Space Grant Consortium to develop four
Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO) images
Before configuring methods on how to classify the Halifax Island, the structure, issues,
functions, and indicators will be observed. This estuarine system of the Tomoka Basin has a
stable water quality with the Halifax River connected as a source
Professor Reiter, Ph.D.
Managed and Altered systems
Materials & MethodsPg. 6&7
In this experiment we created small p
Professor Reiter, Ph.D.
Incident Radiation in the field
Light is the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible. It is
electromagnetic radiation, and the light that seems visible to our eye is
Water is one of the most important substances needed by living, non-living, aquatic and land
organisms to survive. It is a universal solvent and according to scientific studies water is
responsible for all life on planet Earth. Unfortunately
An outline for analyzing temperature
One of the most vital things to remember when measuring air temperature is the effect of
radiation. Radiation can either be given to a measurement directly from the sun or from the
ground after being reflected. This fa
Summary of Collecting Field Data
During the first part of the experiment we took the temperature five centimeters above a
sunny blacktop parking lot. After making an average of all the recorded temperatures for each
position, I was able to compa
In natural bodies of water, substances such as solids, gases, and other particles are suspended
throughout the zones of the water. These substances become dissolved in water through chemical
reactions and are then referred to as dissolved sol
Hydraulic fracturing commonly known as fracking is the extraction of natural gas and oil from
shale rock. This new method of extracting oil is completed with the help of sand, water and a few
other chemicals. Using a sp
When it comes to biotic and abiotic organisms their biological processes is highly
effected by their microenvironment. Even more, the relation between an organism and its
surroundings becomes even more complex when described in detail. One of
The classification of organisms has been an ongoing effort for decades by taxonomist and
microbiologist, and was once thought to have been solved almost completely different from
todays known classifications based on kingdoms.
The usage of the compound microscope is common in the field of microbiology. Microscopes
are used to precisely observe objects in laboratories with special features that are beyond the
human eye abilities. The compound microscope is equipped
Salmonella- frank bacteria that are found thriving on indoor surfaces such as toilets,
kitchen tops, vacuums, mops, dishcloths, and cleaning tools in warm and humid
Escherichia coli- frank bacteria that can be found in food, fec
The lithosphere is a very complex compartment of the environment containing the key
ingredients for plant growth and survival. The soil is the most vital component in the
environment and influences the overall productivity within ecosystems.
Microbiologist studying the growth of microbes such as bacteria must culture the microbes in a
laboratory under controlled conditions utilizing a methodology that incorporates those vital
environmental conditions specifically for microbial gr
The criteria air pollutants are Ozone, Particulate matter, Carbon monoxide, Nitrogen oxide,
Sulfur dioxide, Lead.
Ozone is a molecule that is composed of three Oxygen atoms. This molecule usually forms
through chemical reactions that
Contaminant Structure Toxicity, and Biodegradability
Excessive inputs of carbon from agricultural and industry activities into the
environment can exceed the lands carrying capacity.
Carrying capacity- maximum level of microbial activity that can be expec
Point source contamination- The contamination of the environment directly from the
source of pollution.
Ex: Releases of contaminants from underground storage tanks (UST).
Nonpoint source contamination- The contamination of the environment indirectly fro
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There are many benefits of biogas production that is making it become slowly popular in many
states. More jobs, little investment, source of energy, and reduced pollution is t
Soil moisture content determines the characteristics and structure of soil and alters the
functioning of microorganisms. In soil, there is an abundance of organic matter, decomposers,
and other microbes such as bacteria that all interact in d