Tag: nitrogen

A Bright Future for Our Oceans? – AMNH SciCafe

A Bright Future for Our Oceans? – AMNH SciCafe

By Micah Moen 17 Comments November 29, 2019

>>JEREMY JACKSON: Good evening, everybody. I want to do something slightly different tonight. I want to talk about how the oceans have changed in the 55 to 60 years that I’ve been looking at the oceans as a scientist, and it’s a kind of a personal story, a metamorphosis from being a young kid who […]

Is it OK to Pee in the Ocean?

Is it OK to Pee in the Ocean?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments October 18, 2019

So it’s summer and of course you’re heading out to the beach. You’re splashing around in the waves from the ocean when you realize… you may have drank far too much water. The boardwalk is so far away and your feet will get all sandy so why not just go in the ocean, right? Does […]

Biological Molecules – You Are What You Eat: Crash Course Biology #3

Biological Molecules – You Are What You Eat: Crash Course Biology #3

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 17, 2019

Hello, and welcome to the kitchen. I wanted to invite you here today because last week we started off in my bathroom and kinda feel bad about that. And also because as I’m making lunch today I wanted to sort of use it as a lab. During this time in my kitchen I’m going to […]

There’s Something Very Fishy About These Trees … | Deep Look

There’s Something Very Fishy About These Trees … | Deep Look

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 15, 2019

This flower lives in a lush Alaskan meadow. But it’s survival depends on the deep ocean, hundreds of miles away. What could possibly bind the two together? These guys – chum salmon. As adults, they patrol the Pacific, gorging themselves and growing fat. But after a few years, The streams where they were born call […]

Nitrogen & Phosphorus Cycles: Always Recycle! Part 2 – Crash Course Ecology #9

Nitrogen & Phosphorus Cycles: Always Recycle! Part 2 – Crash Course Ecology #9

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 15, 2019

There’s nothing quite so terrible as needing something that’s sitting right in front of you but not being able to get it. Like say you’re on a lifeboat in the ocean and you’re super thirsty, and there’s 300,000,000 cubic miles of water sitting right in front of you, but you can’t drink any of it. […]

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 […]

AXA Chair in Ecosystem Engineering and Microbial Ecology – Prof. Graeme Nicol (France)

AXA Chair in Ecosystem Engineering and Microbial Ecology – Prof. Graeme Nicol (France)

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 10, 2019

With an increasing global population and associated rise in artificial fertilizer use, the biogeochemical transformation of nitrogen is greatly impacted by human activity. This comes with major environmental and economic consequences. Thus, Prof. Nicol’s research program aims to understand the microbiology supporting nitrogen transformation in soil, and to facilitate the identification of strategies to mitigate […]

Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles

Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 9, 2019

Captions are on! Turn off by clicking CC button at bottom right. Follow us on Twitter (@AmoebaSisters) and Facebook! So last weekend, my family bought something pretty cool. Something we’re sure you’ve always wanted. No, it’s not a pony. It’s a rotating compost bin! Yeah! It’s for compost and it rotates. Which is going to […]

Ecosystems on the Edge: Underwater Light and Seagrass

Ecosystems on the Edge: Underwater Light and Seagrass

By Micah Moen 1 Comment July 31, 2019

light is the most important form of energy for marine life without light vegetation such as sea grasses would not grow sea grasses are home to many of the oceans smaller and juvenile animals without sea grasses the marine ecosystems that provide food to hundreds of millions of people around the world will be at […]

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 […]