Flashcards in Carbon Cycle Deck (15):
The Nutrient cycles include?
The Carbon Cycle
The Nitrogen Cycle
The Phosphorus Cycle
What are the 4 main types of processes that move carbon through its cycle?
What are Biological Processes?
What are Geochemical Processes?
Erosion and volcanic activity release CO2
What are Mixed Processes?
Burial and decomposition of dead organism are converted to coal
What are Human Activities?
Mining,cutting,burning forests and burning fuels to release CO2
How is Nitrogen used?
To build proteins
Nitrogen gas makes up?
78% of Earth's atmosphere
What things are found in wasted produced by organisms?
Nitrite and Nirate ions
What does bacteria convert?
Converts nitrogen gas to ammonia into Nirate and nitrites
Decomposers do what with nitrogen?
They return nitrogen to soil as ammonia
What are Nutrients?
The chemical substance that an organism needs to survive
What are Biotic Factors?
Any living past of the environment and an organism might interact
What are Abiotic Factors?
Physical components of an ecosystem
That are not living