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EO - Biological/Physical Carbon Cycle Questions

After reading The Carbon Cycle Page 2 answer these questions in complete sentences in your journal.

  1. Define photosynthesis.
  2. Define respiration.
  3. What is the relationship between photosynthesis and respiration?
  4. Discuss the amount of biologic carbon in circulation compared to the annual geologic carbon cycle.
  5. What are phytoplankton?
  6. What becomes of the excess organic matter formed when photosynthesis rates exceeds respiration?
  7. What are three biologically mediated processes that remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store carbon in sediments?