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10: Soil Ecology

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    14476
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    Learning Objectives

    • Measure microbial transformations of carbon and nitrogen.
    • Create and observe Winogradsky columns.
    • Know the products of organic matter decomposition.
    • Understand how the carbon to nitrogen ratio (C/N) of organic materials applied to soil influences the nitrogen availability for crops.
    • Learn the carbon and nitrogen cycles.
    • Explore soil organisms

    GOAL: To understand the role of soil microorganisms in cycling of organic matter and nutrients.

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    10: Soil Ecology is shared under a CC BY 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Anna R. Schwyter & Karen L. Vaughan via source content that was edited to conform to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.