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Biology II Vocab
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What are the 4 biogeochemical cycles?
What is the cycle in which photosynthesis and cellular respiration take place?
What is the only cycle that does not pass through the atmosphere?
What is the cycle that involves transpiration?
What cycle is dependent upon bacteria for nitrogen fixation and denitrification?
What is the cycle in which volcanic activity and burning fossil fuels plays a role?
What is another name for the water cycle?
What cycle includes an underground reservoir in the form of fossil fuels?
What is the process in which nitrogen gas from the atmosphere is converted into ammonia by bacteria that live in the soil and on the roots of plants called legumes?
What is the process in which soil bacteria convert nitrogen compounds in the soil back to nitrogen gas which is released into the atmosphere?
What is the process in which sunlight is used to change atmospheric carbon into biomolecules used for energy by living things?
What is the process in which water evaporates from the surface of plant leaves?
What is the process in which nutrients in dead organisms are returned to the soil?
What is the process in which the break down of sugars in living things returns carbon to the atmosphere as CO₂?
What is the process in which liquid water changes into gas form?
What is the process in which water vapor changes into liquid water?
What is the process in which condensed water in clouds falls to the Earth's surface?
What is the process all cycles have in common that links land and surface water?
What is the group of organisms that all the cycles have in common which keeps matter cycling between living and nonliving parts of the ecosystem?
What are 2 human activities that put CO₂ into the atmosphere?
What are 2 non-human activities that put CO₂ into the atmosphere?
What is one way that carbon leaves the atmosphere?
What are 2 ways that water enters the atmosphere?
What do humans do to return nitrogen to the soil?
synthetic fertilizer manufacturing
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