I believe decomposers are the most important trophic level in an ecosystem. In my opinion without the work of these animals, insects, and bacteria our planet would be overrun with rotting carcasses of animals and enormous piles of vegetation. The earth would cease to be able to sustain life because of poisoning of the land and waterways by decaying matter. The decomposers speed the process of decomposition in turn supplying them with food and returning vital nutrients to the earth starting the process all over. What is Biodiversity?
The pollution or ground water, surface water, and soil effect plants and animals that live in the habitats and also carries E. coli bacteria to areas that can effect humans. B. Pollution of water is a huge issue when it comes to environmental issues that deal with factory farming since water is essential to almost all life. 1. Runoff into streams contaminates the water with animal waste which contains antibiotics and artificial growth hormones that are given to the animals to increase their size and to sustain their health.
There are three major elements affected by human activity; carbon, phosphorus and nitrogen. However, in terms of our ecosystem, humans have had a hand in changing the oceans and the atmosphere’s chemical composition and the activities associated with these changes have had a negative impact. Carbon dioxide within the atmosphere is the beginning of the carbon cycle. Carbon dioxide through the process of photosynthesis and addition metabolism changes form and travels through various reservoirs which include living organisms. Plant carbon atoms are then consumed by other living organisms and returned back into the atmosphere by respiration and dead matter.
The other problem from the heavy application is the concentration of salt in the soil and chemical imbalances. On the other hand, although organic fertilizers are made from the living matter, they can make an effect. Organic fertilizers are deplete the nitrogen because the complex bacteria action. Soil and plants are damaged by this problem. Furthermore, organic fertilizers have no exact elements while chemical fertilizers can be calculated when give them to
The Way Humans Impact the Carbon, Phosphorus, and Nitrogen Cycles Sharee Robinson Environmental Science - 36 Everest College There are three cycles that I will discuss in this essay and I will also explain how humans impact each of these cycles. The three cycles that will be discussed is the carbon cycle, the phosphorus cycle and the nitrogen cycle. All of these cycles are very important to the cycling of matter in the ecosystem. I will explain how each cycle is so important. The first cycle is called the carbon cycle.
This is called Acid Rain. Acid rain effects the environment in several ways, the effects to the plants and animals depend on the level of acidity of the water. Implications such as decrease in marine life, reduce in growth of forests (led to death of forest over time), damages buildings, bridges, and cultural objects (statues and monuments). Acid rain also effects human health and makes it difficult to see as clearly through clean air. The decrease in fish is caused by the high acidic water levels.
They form a mutualistic relationship with the plants, they provide the plant with nitrogen and the plants provide them with carbohydrates. The second stage is ammonification where nitrogen sources in dead organisms are turned into ammonium compounds by decomposers. The third stage of the nitrogen cycle is nitrification. Nitrifying bacteria convert ammonium compounds to nitrites, and then other nitrifying bacteria convert these to nitrates. The last stage is denitrification where nitrates in the soil are converted into nitrogen gas by denitrifying bacteria that use the nitrates in the soil to carry out respiration and produce nitrogen gas.
Each of these impacts normally has a bad side effect that ruins an ecosystem. The Carbon cycle is the flow of carbon throughout an ecosystem. An example of this cycle would be grass absorbing carbon dioxide from the air then having a cow eat the grass, which would be then eaten by a human. Humans effect this cycle more commonly out of the three. Anytime we burn fossil fuels the carbon cycle is being affected.
When pH is high which means more OH⁻, then aluminum ions will react with hydroxide ions to form aluminum hydroxide. Phosphate ions are acting as a natural buffer. If the equipment is not washed with acid, it would cause an error. This is because the phosphorus analyzing is dealing with low concentration of phosphorus and it is easily contaminated by detergent and other chemicals and it has to be washed by using an acid and also it has to be rinsed with distilled water once it is rinsed with acid. Also refer to section 4 (discussion).
Effects of acid rain on leafs Abstract: Because of the over pollution in the world many environment around the world have been damaged and destroyed by acid rain. Acid rain is the precipitation that has high levels of acid forming chemicals, coming from multiple chemicals being released in the atmosphere that combines with the water vapor in the atmosphere. The importance of this lab is to show the effect of acid rain has on a plant showing how it damages the plant over a period of 20 days. This experiment is meant to show how damaging acid rain is to the environment and why we should be concerned about this issue. Introduction: The reasons for this study it to show the effect of acid rain on plants more specifically sunflower, radish, and clovers.