Groundwater/ Surface Water Interaction
California State University, Sacramento
Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:
Discuss the components of the nitrogen cycle.
Identify geochemical environments that favor reactions in the nitrogen cycle.
Understand rate limiting reactions in the nitrogen cycle.
Identify sources and sinks in the nitrogen cycle.
1) Jones and Mulholland: pp. 197-216
2) Chapelle, F. H., 2001, Nitrogen cycling (chapter 9), in, Ground-Water Microbiology and Geochemistry, 2nd ed., John Wiley and Sons, New York, pp. 261-270.
3) Wetzel, R. G., 2001, Nitrogen budgets (chaper 6), in, Limnology Lake and River Ecosystems, Academic Press, San Francisco, pp. 227- 237.
Tim's summary of Jones and Mulholland, pp. 197-216:
Shannon's discussion question (Chappelle chapter):
Jane's discussion question (Wetzel chapter):
Is nitrogen considered a' non-conservative' substance? How might nitrogen be considered a limiting factor in an ecosystem and what role do humans play in the cycle?