Talk:Carbon cycle

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I thought you guys did a great job too! I really liked the images. I think you guys should check for a couple of typos and that the "what organic matter does in the soil" section could be expanded a little, like how those effects work. -AnnieAebellows 03:25, 14 March 2008 (UTC) ----

Very nice work!! It could be important to complement this good information with issues associated with the carbon cycle in the oceanEgrgutierrez 03:19, 14 March 2008 (UTC)----

Maybe you guys could talk more about acid rain. The causes, short term effects, long term effects... -david la````Dtla 02:51, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

-I really love your first image! The quotes below are copied from your site and pasted here so you'd understand my comments: -“Humus is composed mainly of humin, humic acid, and fulvic acid.”- I think humin, humic acid, and fulvic acid are more chemical extraction products of humus, rather than actual components of humus…. I’m not sure if this would be better rephrased?? … -Under the “humics” section, you have a list of effects of humus to soil…this is also in the previous section…Not sure if you meant to do that? I would suggest eliminating the list in the humics section and just have the other list. One more suggestion may be to add images of the different carbon compounds you discuss- just a thought... Overall really great job- The page looks terrific! -Heather

Page is great, the diagram on the greenhouse effect really helped solidify the information, and can help those who are not yet familiar with this environmental problem. Njppatel 18:20, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Looks great, perhaps you could add a section on ecological significance of the carbon cycleNjppatel 18:18, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Your page looks good and well organize. To make the subscirpt font, < sub >your text< /sub >, do not for get to delete space between them when you use. Tantayotai 00:26, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

I've added a link to a blank page on Verticillium (under chitin degradation). And I'm certainly not going to stay up to fill the whole thing in. Njblackburn 06:51, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

So, what happened to group member #4? And who was in charge of our microbe page that we had to write? I feel that I've done more than my share (thanks Jess for filling in so much, too). Njblackburn 06:11, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

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:

  1. Decomposition of organic matter--

and then cover all the different chemical components of plant materials e.g. monomers, cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, etc

  1. Formation of humic substances

Kate Scow

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"

Kate Scow

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)