Tag: Eutrophication

Eutrophication Explained

Eutrophication Explained

By Micah Moen 52 Comments August 13, 2019

[birds chirping, water flowing] [music] Plants require several things to grow. Most of us know that they need things like water, sunlight, and CO2, but plants also need a variety of nutrients as well: things like nitrogen and phosphorus. Usually, plants will get all the required nutrients from the soil through their roots. But, when […]

Ecosystems on the Edge: Nutrient Odyssey

Ecosystems on the Edge: Nutrient Odyssey

By Micah Moen 3 Comments July 31, 2019

the problem here in the Chesapeake Bay is this too much nutrients entering the bay every day billions of gallons of water flow into the Chesapeake Bay carrying among other things nitrogen and phosphorus these nutrients normally give life but if there are too much of them it can become very difficult for fish and […]

Bloom - the Emergence of Ecological Design (Part 2 of 4)

Bloom – the Emergence of Ecological Design (Part 2 of 4)

By Micah Moen 2 Comments July 30, 2019

you water bodies throughout the world continue to be threatened by nutrient runoff and the visual indicator algae blooms the primary sources of this nutrient runoff are aging wastewater treatment infrastructure ecologically degrading agricultural practices and stormwater runoff it's interesting how we use names and yet we aren't very precise in what their meanings are […]

Introduction to Ecology Part 2

Introduction to Ecology Part 2

By Micah Moen 2 Comments July 28, 2019

welcome back to part 2 of our introduction to ecology in this section we'll detail more on the aquatic biomes some more detail we'll talk about Lake death or eutrophication of lakes will also discuss Lake turnover and ecological succession so let's look at some of the more detail on the aquatic biomes starting with […]

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