Biology as Poetry: Ecology

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Chemical Cycling

Changing fates of nutrients within and between ecosystems, moving from inorganic to organic forms, among and between both biotic and abiotic environment components.

For example, the carbon cycle, nitrogen cycle, or phosphorous cycle. See also biogeochemical cycling.

Chemical cycling, at least in terms of the roles of organisms, involves nutrient assimilation, feeding chains or webs, decomposition, and resulting mineralization, repeat!

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