Carbon and Nitrogen Cycle Mixed Facts

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How do plants take in Carbon Dioxide?
Photosynthesis.
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How is carbon dioxide transferred to 1st, 2nd ... consumers?
Through eating. Carbon compounds are assimilated into each organism.
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What happens when living organisms die?
Their remain are broken down by decomposers. This is called saprobiotic nutrition.
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How is carbon dioxide returned to the atmosphere?
Through respiration via plants, animals and decomposers. Additionally through burning of fossil fuels where no decomposers were present.
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Why are carbon dioxide levels low during the day?
Photosynthesis occurs during the day which removes carbon dioxide from the air.
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What about on a summers day?
Greater light intensity = more photosynthesis = more carbon dioxide removed.
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What happens to nitrogen in the air?
It is fixed to either ammonium ions by free-living bacateria or to ammonium compounds by mutualistic bacteria on legumes.
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What happens to the ammonium ions?
Nitrification oxidises them to nitrite and then nitrate ions which are then absorbed into plants or denitrifiyed to nitrogen gas.
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What happens to the ammonium compounds in plants?
They are eaten by animals so ammonium compounds assimilate there.
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What happens upon the death of plants and animals?
Decomposers break down the corpses and assimilate the ammonium compounds.
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What happens during ammonification?
The ammonium compounds assimilated by decomposers and transformed to ammonium ions.
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