What is the nutrient cycle alternatively called?
(a) Elemental cycle
(b) Gaseous cycle
(c) Biogeochemical cycle
(d) Sedimentary cycle
I got this question by my college professor while I was bunking the class.
My question is based upon Ecosystem topic in chapter Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12
Correct answer is (b) Gaseous cycle
To explain: Nutrient cycling is the movement of various elements or nutrients throughout an ecosystem. The nutrient cycle is alternatively called the biogeochemical cycle. It means cycling of air, water, and soil within the living organisms of an ecosystem.