Tan Yan and Jarred Siller, Period 4
A sequence of organisms in the same ecosystem that consume the organism immediately below it in the sequence.
The carbon cycle is the biogeochemical cycle by which carbon, mainly in the form of CO2, is exchanged among the biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere of the Earth.
Water and CO2 mixed together
Waste product of chemical reactions, especially those that involve burning.
Small amounts of CO2 are put back into the atmosphere through geysers.
The process by which the same amount of water is used and recycled around the earth for some 4.6 billion years.
Runoff & Infiltration
Water flows around and infiltrates the ground
Plants release water back into the atmosphere as a waste product of photosynthesis.
The process by which nitrogen is converted between its various forms, most commonly nitrogen gas and ammonia.
Organic waste put nitrogen back into the environment.
Excess nitrogen are released back into the atmosphere through exhales.
Bacteria and other microorganisms fixate nitrogen gas into usable ammonia, by binding 1 nitrogen atom with 3 hydrogen atoms.
How phosphorus moves through the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere.
Ages of mechanical uplift brings phosphorus-rich rocks back to the surface.
Plants use phosphorus from the ground, depleting the phosphorus supply in the process.
weathering forces such as water break down rocks and give the phosphorus inside to the soil.