Biodome Nutrient Cycles

As stated previously, in a temperate climate, if a biodome is left uninsulated, the inner environment of the biodome will have seasons, but further yet, any temperate deciduous vegetation within a temperate biodome would drop its leaves to the ground every fall and thereby return nutrients to the soil for re-use by any life form in its area the following spring—including itself. Regarding the nutrients of these deciduous ecosystems, then, not only do fallen leaves add nutrients to the soil, but fallen branches and fallen trees will also slowly decay in these ecosystems and return nutrients to the soil. So these ecosystems are allowed to carry on within these biodomes just as they would in their natural environments.