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Homework Help: Science/English

Posted by Henry2 on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 7:55am.

writeacher, I urgently need the help of a science expert to help me determine the possible scientific objectives (biochemical) of a project on biodiversity on water. What else can be included? The project is addressed to 16-year-old students with an intermediate level of English.

Biodiversity in water and waterways in our local area.

Scientific objectives
-Describe the diversity of soil organisms (microorganisms and fauna).
-Decipher their interactions through trophic nets (subsequently called food webs).
-Determine the role played by soil organisms in soil functioning and the delivery of major ecosystem services: nutrient cycling, carbon storage, water retention, soil structure regulation, resistance to pests and diseases, and regulation of above-ground diversity.
-Assess the stability and resilience of ecosystem biodiversity against threats: soil erosion and physical degradation, decline in organic content, and soil contamination.
Technological objectives (shall I include them??)

-Develop and standardise tools and procedures to measure microbial and faunal diversity.
-Establish high-throughput molecular assays for assessing microbial and faunal diversity.
-Customise functional tools and methods to determine the functional diversity of fauna.
-Design, develop and establish a database aimed at mapping the European soil biodiversity and threats

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