the nutrient cycle

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  • the nutrient cycle
    • the soil compartment
      • contains minerals that come from weathered rock and humus that comes from decomposed plant and animal materials
    • the biomass compartment
      • contains all the living plant and animal material. It takes in energy from carbon in the atm and minerals in the soil
    • the litter compartment
      • found on the top of the soil
      • composed of dead and decaying plant and animal matter
    • is different in different environments
    • often represented by the gersmehl diagram


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