The Phosphorus Cycle - Ashley Tran
AP Environmental Science Project 11/1/17
The Phosphorus Cycle
Ashley Tran Period 5 11/5/17
Wind and rain erode phosphate rich rocks
Rivers carry gravel and silt to water bodies
Plants absorb phosphate from soil, animals eat the plants. Decomposers, such as fungi (mushrooms) then break down plant and animal matter into soil
Silt becomes sediment (rocks settles to the bottom of the liquid), then new rock; Phosphorus in the soil from decomposers leeches into water bodies
Geological uplift later pushes new rock onto the surface
People cut down trees and kill animals, reducing the process of phosphorus going into soil
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