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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program - a summer opportunity for environmental science students. Now accepting applications for 2016.

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In natural ecosystems, there is little waste. Nutrients taken up by plants are returned to the soil when plants die and decompose. Ecologists call this nutrient loop a biogeochemical cycle.

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