I would modify the heading of Decomposition of organic..... to include "and the microorganisms involved" Then you can include some info on the players in each category if there is specific info available AND make nice links to the existing microbe pages. There should be a lot of these pages.
This way you can eliminate the section on just microbes and integrate it into each important process. If there are no really specific organisms, e.g. with the sugars section, you can just say that metabolism of these compounds is by a broad group of microorganisms.
Kate Scow 01:55, 10 March 2008 (UTC) ----
Kate Scow 01:45, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
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Ok, guys: we need to do this wiki. I'm sorry that I haven't gotten to it until today, but I don't any other effort here either. I'm going to work through some of it, but what I leave undone had better get done by tomorrow. Njblackburn 19:37, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
I would suggest not breaking out geo/bio/hydro/atmosphere unless you really want to go into detail about this. Please include the 2 main sections in the lecture:
- Decomposition of organic matter--
and then cover all the different chemical components of plant materials e.g. monomers, cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, etc
- Formation of humic substances
You might want to link the microbial types directly to the processes rather than split it out alone.
E.g. cellulose decomposition is where you would discuss a little about the organisms involved and you can link this to the organisms already listed in the wiki. A lot of these organisms start with "cellu"
You don't need to have an Edits and Dates section at the end either - all this information is collected under "History". I noticed you wrote "Jaime and Alex". I can see that Jaime made edits but not Alex. So please make sure you log in yourselves when editing, so that we can attribute work - Irina C 22:52, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
Good start - You don't need to have a list of your sections at the start of your page because a content list is automatically generated if you use heading formats for the title of each section. Also you used internal link formatting for the items in "List of Topics". You only need to do this if you are creating new pages for each item - this would make sense if we were going to add a lot of detail. Instead each item is just a section within your page, so does not require a link to its own page.
Irina C 22:22, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
Has anyone seen the template for our page we need to write about a microbe? Jess and I have gone through and put in a bunch of links, but I'm not sure how to create an entirely new page. (~Jaime)