Students will:

  • Define the nutrient web and describe how it works.
  • Examine the various processes of the nutrient web, as well as the factors that influence the nutrient web.



Absorption
Bioavailability
Bioturbation
Decomposition
Desorption
Pedoturbation
Perturbation
Sedimentation



What is the Nutrient Web?

The nutrient web is the exchange of elements and minerals between living and nonliving things. Various physical, chemical, and biological processes help create nutrients, move the nutrients around, and change the bioavailability of the nutrients. All life on Earth depends on the nutrient web in some form or another.


How it Works