Introduction to Nutrient Cycles in Natural Ecosystems
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Introduction to Nutrient Cycles in Natural Ecosystems

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What is the consequence of essential elements becoming depleted due to the lack of nutrient cycles?

Decline in biodiversity

How are the carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycles related?

They are interdependent cycles

How can deforestation alter nutrient cycles?

It disrupts the carbon cycle

What is one negative impact of agricultural practices involving nitrogen-based fertilizers?

<p>Impact on the nitrogen cycle</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why is it important to increase awareness about nutrient cycles?

<p>To highlight the impact on biodiversity</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the role of saprobionts in natural ecosystems?

<p>Breaking down dead organisms into smaller inorganic molecules</p> Signup and view all the answers

How do mycorrhizae benefit plants in natural ecosystems?

<p>By connecting to the plant roots and absorbing nutrients from the soil</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main function of nutrient cycles in an ecosystem?

<p>Balancing the ecosystem by maintaining nutrient levels</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of microorganisms play a crucial role in nutrient recycling in natural ecosystems?

<p>Bacteria and fungi</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why are nutrient cycles described as 'continuous movement'?

<p>Because nutrients flow from living organisms to non-living environment and back</p> Signup and view all the answers

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