Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on Interactions among Soil Abiotic and Biotic Components. It needs to be at least 1500 words. The structure of soil consists of both biotic and abiotic factors interacting together. These two components of such an ecosystem provide an equilibrium such that if one side is too heavy, the scale is thrown out of balance. Abiotic components of soil include mineral matter i.e. silt, clay and sand, water, air and organic matter. On the other hand, biotic components include organisms such as nematodes, protozoa, fungi, bacteria, actinomycetes, insects, arthropods and earthworms. (Bardgett, 2005)
According to Jim (1998), the goal of the project is to establish and interdisciplinary study in order to evaluate interactions among soil abiotic and biotic components and the importance of its physical properties in relation to urbanization. This is in line with the hypotheses:
b) Urbanization affects soils and their capacity to provide ecosystem services directly through disturbance and management and indirectly through changes in the environment hence leading to a mosaic of soil conditions
The main objective of this study documents, quantify and establish sites for research that will allow the study of the interaction of abiotic and biotic components of the soil and how it relates to urbanization.
This involves selecting two sites and preparing them for the experiment i.e. in terms of drainage and installation of utilities. Tanks are placed randomly within the facility and filled with soil substrates which are carefully mixed so as to ensure there is uniformity among mesocosms. Some section of the soil is also filled with nutrient-void granite to allow drainage. Also, a PVC pipe is placed vertically to the bottom of the soil samples and connected to a vacuum extraction system to ensure good drainage. (Byrne, 2007)
In order to test the hypotheses interaction, three variables are selected for the study of the soil ecosystem.