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This section that attempts to summarize the nitrogen cycle really needs to be re-written. It seems that someone for whom English is not a first language has composed this. Hats off to them for getting some seemingly useful information posted, but however this really should be cleaned up. I am an environmental scientist who has some background in biogeochemical cycles and really no authority in the area of nitrogen cycling. I made a couple of small edits but realized that there is more work needed than I am capable of or have the time for.
Why does this page have a section on the nitrogen cycle but not other cycles? Why does that section seem to be referring to something above that doesn't exist? Why does the article just suddenly stop?
Also it looks a bit odd at the end where it says "certain denitrifying bacteria are NOT responsible." The person who added that said in their edit comment that blue-green algae are responsible instead - perhaps someone who knows should edit it so it says that, or else revert it?
I am thinking about merging this page into biogeochemistry (I also plan to work on further developing the biogeochemistry page.) Does anyone disagree or agree with this idea? Sinusoidal (talk) 18:48, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
I disagree. Biogeochemistry refers to the entire subject matter - such as the historical development and discoveries within the field. There are enough biogeochemical cycles to justify its own page. This page wouldn't go into the history (for instance), but can go through each major cycle. I created another page: Recycling (ecological) and I am thinking of changing its name to nutrient cycle. The nutrient cycle (or [mineral nutrient]) is a very important kind of cycle - because of its ties to agriculture. Currently, nutrient cycle links to this page - but this page needs a paragraph that sub-links to the main article I've created. Elemental cycles, such as Sulfur, Phosphorus, Carbon, and so on can each be listed and described on this page separately. Hope to see you back here soon to hear your thoughts!Thompsma (talk) 05:02, 23 June 2011 (UTC)