2) bacteria converts nitrite (food) into nitrate (waste)
-an anaerobic process which offen occurs in wetlands and other riparian (water) regions and waste water treatment facilities.
-This process can become overwhelmed if there is a large amount of nitrates in the environment (e.g. from fertilizer usage).
Nitrate leaching is another name for
What is the result of nitrate leaching? example
excess of nitrates cause algae bloom,followed by bacterial bloom which causes loss of oxygen in water and death of plants and animals in/near water.
(example Red Tide).
Eutrophication is the
excess of nitrate causing algae bloom, followed by bacterial bloom, loss of oxygen and death of plants and animals
How do carbon atoms become accessible to living atoms through the carbon cycle?
photosynthetic plants in ocean and on land convert inorganic carbon into organic carbon.
Both routs of converting inorganic carbon into organic carbon rely on ____