About Module 1 - Nitrogen and phosphorus – Why Nutrients Matter in the Environment
The Osborne Lab is focused on the biogeochemical cycling of ecologically relevant elements in the environment with special focus on nutrients such as carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus that can impact our climate and ecosystems significantly if allowed to get out of natural balance.
- Ever wondered how good things such as nutrients that are required for growth of all plants and animals (and us) can cause such big problems in the environment?
Join the Osborne Lab as we delve into local soil and water resources around the Whitney laboratory to discover just how nitrogen and phosphorus, essential nutrients for all life, can get out of balance resulting in environmental problems.
We will investigate these nutrients and analyze environmental samples to see how nature deals with them and keeps them in check.