The carbon cycle is a biogeochemical cycle. That suggests three major types of processes: biological, geological, and chemical. But it's probably more accurate and simpler… to think of two major processes: biochemical and geochemical which can be shortened into just "BIOLOGICAL" and "GEOLOGICAL" Biological means "involving life". It comes first in the term "biogeochemical", but the carbon cycle preceded the evolution of the earliest forms of life on our planet. Important biological processes include photosynthesis, respiration, and decay. Photosynthesis is the way that living things absorb CO2. Respiration and decay are some of the ways that living things can release carbon back into their surrounding environments. Geological (involving rocks) processes came first. Many forms of rock will react with carbon dioxide when exposed to air and water. This is often referred to as a form of "weathering" of rock surfaces, but it is just as easily imagined as rock being dissolved by a mild (carbonic) acid. It is also part of a more general geological process called erosion which eventually washes the rock as sediment into the seas where it can be compacted and cemented into sedimentary rock. Tectonic forces can push this rock under continental plates where it can be metamorphosed and or melted. Eventually this rock (and its carbon) can be expelled back into the atmosphere via a volcanic eruption. There are some other biochemical and geochemical processes involved in the carbon cycle. Combustion (burning) of organic material releases carbon into the surrounding air and soil. Marine animals also use carbon to help form their shells. These shells can later join the carbon/rock cycle as limestone or marble (after more geochemical changes involved in metamorphosis).
I think that photosynthesis is the process that is the basis of the carbon cycle. :-)
Carbon Cycle: CO2 in the air get taken in by plants through photosynthesis. Carbon is in plant. Animals eat the plant. Carbon is in animal. Animal droppings contain carbon. …Decomposers break down droppings into CO2. CO2 returns to air. Or Plants and animals die. Decomposers break down remains into CO2. Alternative ways for carbon to enter the cycle include combustion and respiration of animals and plants. Nitrogen Cycle: Nitrogen in air gets combined with oxygen with lightning. Nitrates are in soil. Plants take Nitrogen as Protein. Nitrogen in plant as Protein. Animals eat plant. Proteins in Animal. Plants and Animals die. Decomposers break down Proteins and Nitrogen gets released into the air again.
primary detritus, assimilation, burning of photosyntheis and higher level consumer. hope this helps !!
Photosynthesis & Respiration, Decomposition Transpiration transpiration Transpiration. This answer depends on the options you were given. If the choices were photosynthesis, …burning of fossil fuels, and the decomposition of plants and animals accompanied by transpiration, then transpiration is your answer. Transpiration, unlike the rest of the processes, is not part of the carbon cycle, but in fact the water cycle. Respiration Transpiration transpiration.
Living things use the reverse processes of photosynthesis and respiration. They are also involved in the process of decomposition, which can contribute to carbon release.
The processes that participate in the carbon cycle are photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Cellular respiration produces carbon dioxide and photosynthesis uses it.
One process is decomposition is when dead animals are turned into fossil fuels. Cellular respiration is when decomposition goes into CO2 in the atmosphere. Photosynthesis …is when CO2 goes into the atmosphere and goes to land plants.
Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
Photosynthesis and cellular respiration
Photosynthesis and cellular respiration . cellular respiration
I believe it would be photosynthesis and aerobic respiration.
The human consumption of fossil fuel liberates far more carbon dioxide than our biosphere can sequester.
They fix carbon into organic matter.
Fossilization is the process where dead organisms (animals and plants) get decomposed (broken up) by bacteria and fungi and then covered in layers of sediments (dirt etc).… The pressure of the layers of sediment will result in the decomposed organism becoming a liquid (this takes millions of years). The liquid is crude oil (Gas and coal is also formed but they have different sources, Coal = plants and Gas is produced from the crude oil, basically the fumes from the oil). This is where the carbon cycle comes in. The fossilization has produced fossil fuels which we burn, which results in the release of Carbon Dioxide. This is one of the main contributors of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.