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William Shotyk Bocock Chair for Agriculture and the Environment Department of Renewable Resources University of Alberta The SWAMP Lab
a swamp is a forested wetland and precious ecosystem at the interface between the atmosphere, lithosphere, and hydrosphere
The SWAMP Lab is an ultraclean research facility for studying trace metal cycling in Soils, Water, Air, Manures, and Plants
Element 2 XR sector-field ICP-MS for ultralow metal concentrations and stable Pb isotope ratios
ICAP-Q ICP-MS (L) for routine metal measurements and MLS Ultraclave (R) for high pressure and temperature acid digestion
The autosamplers for the ICP-MS instruments are housed in Class 100, metal-free, laminar flow clean air cabinets
MLS Duopur quartz (L) still for acid distillation and Trace Clean (R) for acid cleaning of plasticware
MilliQ water with dispenser in Class 100, metal-free, laminar flow, clean air cabinet
The Biosphere and Ecosystems SVN3E. Let’s start big:The Biosphere The biosphere is the sum of all ecosystems on earth.
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Niels Crosley Munksgaard Tracing water sources and greenhouse gases using field- based stable isotope techniques.
Is an essential nutrient for plants and animals in the form of ions. Phosphorus is also a building block of certain parts of the human and animal body.
THE ROLE CHEMISTRY HAS IN OUR LIFE CHEMISTRY’S RELATIONSHIP TO GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE.
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An Environmental Balance Chp 2-4. Earth’s Physical Geography Atmosphere- blanket of air surrounding the earth Lithosphere- earth’s land areas Hydrosphere-
Natural Resources Test #5 Water
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The Four Spheres. This term refers to the EARTH. It is made up of four separate spheres: lithosphere atmosphere hydrosphere biosphere Geosphere.
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Earth System Analysis How to do an Earth System Analysis.
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By Mrs. Piney-Perez. Abiotic are non living things in an ecosystem. Biotic are living things in an ecosystem. Ecosystem is all the living and nonliving.
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ECOSYSTEM RECYCLING Material Cycles. As energy & matter move through ecosystem matter must be recycle and reused Types of Cycle 1. Carbon & Oxygen Cycles.
TODAY’S TASK List 3 things you do on a regular basis that are GOOD for the environment List 3 things you do on a regular basis that are BAD for the environment.
H2OH2O Water. Where is our water 97.5% of all water on Earth is saltwater or brackish water. 1.75% of all water is frozen..75% of all of the water on.
CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT WAID ACADEMY Standard Grade Topic 14.
Ecology of Populations. What is Ecology? “Ecology” the study of the interactions of organisms w/ its environment.
Why is water important? All living things depend on it. 60% of human body depends on it. Helps transport in the body. Regulates body temperature. Photosynthesis.
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Greenhouse effect. Our climate system (atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and living things) trap and store energy and distribute it around the world.
Many of the phenomena that we observe on Earth involve interactions among components of air, water, and land.
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Ecosystem Ecology. Serengeti at Sunrise Biogeochemistry.
Investigating the World The nature and role of geography.
Chapter 3 Part II: Matter Cycling in Ecosystems Unit III: Ecosystem Ecology.
WHATS IN OUR AIR?. THE STRUCTURE OF THE ATMOSPHERE 78% Nitrogen (N 2 ) 21% Oxygen (O 2 ) % Carbon Dioxide (CO 2 ) Rest trace gases such as H 2 O,
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