Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
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Chapter 55 - 55.4 - Concept Check: 2

Answer

Deforestation reduces the volume of nitrogen that is fixed by plants as a large part of the plant population is destroyed.

Work Step by Step

Nitrogen is removed from the soil by plants, so a removal of large numbers of plants from an ecosystem would likely increase soil nitrogen levels. This would then be washed into streams when it rained.
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