Tag: nutrients

The Earth’s Internet: How Fungi Help Plants Communicate

The Earth’s Internet: How Fungi Help Plants Communicate

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 13, 2019

The internet connects more than half of the world’s population through an invisible web of servers, computers, and devices. It has changed our lives in countless ways by allowing otherwise separated people to interact and by providing access to vast amounts of information. But humans aren’t the only organisms on the planet with an invisible […]

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 […]

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 […]

Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems

Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 9, 2019

Hi all Dr. Clark here again today for natural resources we are going to kind of continue with talking about ecosystems on the planet we finished talking about biomes and now we’re going to talk about marine and freshwater ecosystems good and marine and freshwater ecosystems are like the equivalent to terrestrial biomes I they’re […]

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 […]

Ecology- energy, nutrients and ecosystems
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 […]

Oklahoma Gardening Episode #4601 (7/06/19)

Oklahoma Gardening Episode #4601 (7/06/19)

By Micah Moen 3 Comments July 15, 2019

Oklahoma gardening is a production of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service as part of the land-grant mission of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University dedicated to improving the quality of life of the citizens of Oklahoma through research-based information underwriting assistance for our program is provided by the Oklahoma […]

Emerging Ecosystems EN

Emerging Ecosystems EN

By Micah Moen 0 Comment July 13, 2019

humans are changing the environment climate change and intensification of land use are creating new environmental conditions the species composition of communities and ecosystems is changing but how does this impact processes and functions in the ecosystems for example how can pollination pest control or nutrient supplies be ensured these are just some of the […]

Ecosystem Project

Ecosystem Project

By Micah Moen 6 Comments June 30, 2019

this ecosystem is located off the tropical volcano underwater on the continental shelf due to the volcano the water is rich in carbon dioxide whose nutrients because the water is shallow and located in the tropics the water is always warm now with the organisms we decided to mix it up a bit these right […]