A nutrient that is essential for life in large quantities.
A nutrient that is essential for life in small quantities or is only essential for some speices.
Time that a nutrient spends in any specific resivoir.
Flux/Rate of Transfer
The rate in which a nutrient goes in or out of a resivoir.
A factor, either too much or too little, of a nutrient that limits growth.
Water changing state from a liquid to a gas.
Water changing from a gas to a liquid.
Water changing from a gas to a liquid or solid.
The release of water from animals.
Water moving down stream or down-slope, usually toward a larger source of water.
Water seeping through the ground into the underground water table.
Living things consuming water or substances that have water in them.
The release of excess water from plants.
Carbon Dioxide, gaseous
C6 H12 O6
Glucose, sloid, basis of all sugars
Methane or "Natural" Gas
CO3-2 and HCO3-1
Carbonate and Bicarbonate Ions
process by which plants use the sun's energy to convert water and carbon dioxide into food
the process through which cells produce energy from carbohydrates
The process in which rocks are formed from organic sediment.
The breakdown of organic materials, preformed by bacteria.
The burning of any substance with oxygen as a reactant.
The physical breakdown of rocks via wind water etc.
Phosphate Ion, solid
The excess in concentration of some nutrients, particularly phosphorous or nitrogen, which causes algae blooms and dead spots.
Atmospheric Nitrogen gas.
Nitrous Oxide or Dinitrogen monoxide
the process in which bacteria converts atmospheric nitrogen gas to ammonia
the process in which nitrogen is returned to the atmosphere
The removal of nutrients in soil, as water percolates through the soils the soils leech out the nutrients and bacterias.
The process in which bacteria convert organic waste to ammonia
the process in which ammonium is converted into nitrate ions
A type of rock that forms when molten rock hardens
A type of rock that forms when sediments are compacted and cemented together.
A type of rock that forms when an existing rock is changed by heat, pressure, or chemical reactions