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et al 2008 Transformation of the Nitrogen Cycle: Recent Trends, Questions, and Potential Solutions Science 320: 889-891.
We won't know until we better understand exactly how human activities are affecting the nitrogen cycle. And that's where I can help.
The complete nitrogen cycle includes some nonbiological processes as well, shown in figure 12-2 as broken lines.
In `Terrestial nitrogen cycles. Processes, ecosystem strategies and management impact'.
"The compound can be a precursor of nitrous oxide in the nitrogen cycle, but only in the transformation process of nitrification," explains Korth.
Ammonia has capacity to bind with soil particles but nitrate does not have this capacity so nitrate can easily leach down through soil during nitrogen cycle as compared to ammonia leading to the nitrogen pollution.
Under the alternation of anoxic/anaerobic conditions, the nitrogen cycle of wetland ecosystems catalysed by microorganisms includes di-nitrogen fixation, nitrification, denitrification, ammonification, anaerobic ammonium oxidising (anammox), and dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium (Purvaja et al.
Considering the importance of the nitrogen cycle to human wellbeing and the fact that the most rapid changes in ecosystems are taking place in developing countries (MEA, 2005), this paper will assess the anthropogenic nitrogen cycle in the Brazilian La Plata Basin (BLPB)--which is one of the most important watersheds in Brazil because of its large agricultural area and growing population in urban centres, such as the city of Sao Paulo.
Human Changes in Global Nitrogen Cycles. Ecologist Peter Vitousek and others have argued that humans have greatly altered the global nitrogen cycle.
Non-mycorrhizal uptake of amino acids by roots of the alpine sedge Kobresia myosuroides: implications for the alpine nitrogen cycle. Oecologia 108:488-494.
For example, he says, researchers at the Harvard Forest LTER station in Massachusetts have shown that dramatic disturbances, such as hurricanes, may have little long-term effect, whereas subtle, human-induced changes in the nitrogen cycle are altering the basic ecosystem processes in the forest.