Talk:Flooded Soils

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I like the page! I would like to see a link to the carbon cycle page where you mention greenhouse gases in the intro, though (I did the carbon cycle page, so of course I would)Njblackburn 04:55, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Very nice job people. As others have said, looks good, especially with the pictures (visuals always help people understand better in my opinion). There are only a few things that I want to suggest. In terms of linking to other sites, I'm not sure if any of you know or maybe someone else in the class does, but is there any way to link to regular wikipedia directly without having to use the URL? I was thinking it would be nice to put links to things like pH, soil aggregates, and other such things for people to click on if they don't know much about them. I was also thinking that maybe there is some way to link within your own page so that when you say "see electron tower theory" you can click that to go to that section. I looked a bit on the help and also just within other pages but I didn't see anything. In terms of content I didn't read everything thoroughly, but i felt a bit confused by the "electron tower" section. I understood it because I have learned it in this class, but I was thinking in terms of someone first being introduced to it the content might not be broken down in a logical way. Also, when you were discussing pH changes in flooded soils I remember Kate saying something like "pH rises after initial drop due to carbonate production that buffers." That might be something to include. Anyways, take it or leave it, that's my thoughts. Great work.Kjmuzikar 00:18, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Very awesome site. The pictures are a bit small, however. And perhaps I didn't catch it, but did you ever mention the color change that occurs with flooded soils? Soils kept in anaerobic conditions get this cool gleyed color; a blue tint to them. Anyways, just a thought. Great job though! Lots of interesting information! Leslie Peacock 11:54, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

As mentioned before it looks great but i dont know if this is required but you could add a section regarding current researchNjppatel 18:40, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Wow you site looks great, i like how you included pictures to help solidify concepts.Njppatel 18:40, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Great job group! This site looks fantastic! The fermentation stuff is great, and thanks for adding links for the microbes, Heather

Overall its a very good job, I did have one comment on the section processes, the sentience : ‘Through this variation of soil condition, various gases are emitted into the atmosphere or environmental factors, such as redox potential (Eh), pH, acidity, alkalinity, and salinity, are continuously changed’.. needs some editing to make it clear what your trying to say.Calgilbert 15:37, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

way to go group, way to pull through at the last minute. Good job everybody especially sung ho. -david Dtla 07:50, 10 March 2008 (UTC)````

I would remove section 2.3.2. Move that material (renamed microbial activity) as part of the intro to microorganisms involved. I would rename that section something like key microbial processes and organisms involved.

Kate Scow 02:09, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

I fixed it Sungho 05:27, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

wow this is looking nice! Methaneous organisms needs to be changes to methanogens. You also need to add the fermenting organisms as a category. Also include some of the broader changes with flooding: gleying, and what happens when oxygen becomes available again. Kate Scow 02:04, 10 March 2008 (UTC)


are the plants linked to microbes now?-david Dtla 01:07, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

It's better, bur organize the information (one main idea per paragraph). Irina C 01:12, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

im doing effects on life, plants, microorganisms? -david ````Dtla 00:10, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

The section called "Effects on life" seems out of place. Also, if you want to talk about effects on plants, you need to link it to microbes (i.e. what do microbes to in flooded soils that would effect plants). As it is now, there is no connection to plants. Make sure you site your sources and do not just copy and paste text as you did with at least some of the phrases in your section. You have to paraphrase AND cite the source of the information. Your section on microorganisms is ok but seems try to make it more clear and make sure it doesn't contain info that is covered elsewhere on the page (compare to "electron tower" section) Irina C 00:29, 10 March 2008 (UTC) ok-david

is what im doing ok? a i supposed to make my own page? -david ````Dtla 06:00, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

It looks good. You guys need more detail in some sections. Have you decided among yourselves how to split up the work? Irina C 06:42, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

I erased your "edits and dates" section. We don't need this since we can see who did what and when in the history tab.

Irina C 23:37, 6 March 2008 (UTC)


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is what im doing ok? a i supposed to make my own page? -david ````Dtla 06:00, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

I would suggest slightly different organization.

Maybe under flooded soils could be....

  1. Overall definition and description of phenomenon of flooded soils. You can put a figure here. You can also say that this type of phenomenon can also be observed in other types of situations.....aggregates and pollutant plumes in groundwater
  2. Chemical changes : Make sure you focus this on redox. organize these by changes in dominant electron acceptors being used and make the connection to electron tower. ALso include fate of products generated during electron acceptor untilization. e.g. methane migrates up. Sulfides.....
  3. Changes in microbial community composition
  4. Changes when the flooded soil is unflooded and oxygen comes in

Maybe something else??

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Irina C 19:05, 8 February 2008 (UTC)