Presentation on theme: "Eutrophication and the Nitrogen Cycle Marquan Masad Rebecca Melani Victor Magdaleno Hanna Inoue Summer Reed Gavin Merczak-Dinolfo."— Presentation transcript:
Eutrophication and the Nitrogen Cycle Marquan Masad Rebecca Melani Victor Magdaleno Hanna Inoue Summer Reed Gavin Merczak-Dinolfo
Explanation of Concept Eutrophication is the process where water bodies like lakes and slow moving streams receive excess nutrients that simulate excessive plant growth.
Detailed explanation Nitrate (nitrogen and oxygen ion) enriched groundwater can result in eutrophication. Eutrophication is where water bodies receive nutrients that simulate plant growth. Without these, plants won’t be able to grow as fast.
The Nitrogen Cycle
Description of Human Impact Human intrusion in the nitrogen cycle can result in more or less nitrogen being cycled as part of the natural system
Additional Info The Earth’s atmosphere is 78% nitrogen Nitrogen is crucial for all life on Earth Nitrogen is in all proteins, amino acids, and is found in our DNA