Ecology Chap 3 (6)

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  1. Illustrates energy loss for a simple food chain, assuming a 90% energy loss w/ each transfer
    pyramid of energy flow
  2. The rate  @ which an ecosystem's producers convert solar energy into chemical energy as biomass found in their tissue
    Gross primary productivity  (GAP)
  3. The rate @ which producers use photosynthesis to producers and stores chemical energy minus the rate @ which they use some of this stored chemical energy through aerobic respiration
    Net primary productivity (NPP)
  4. Measures how fast producers can provide the chemical energy stored in their tissue that is potentially available to other organisms in a ecosystems
    NPP
  5. Usually measures in terms of energy production per unit area over a given time span, such as kilo calories per square meter per year
    GPP
  6. The elements and compounds that make up nutrients move continually through air,water,soil,rocks,and living organisms in ecosystems and the biosphere in cycles
    Biogechemical cycles
  7. *THE PROPERTIES OF WATER*
    Changes temp quickly due to heat storage, liquid water can dissolve a variety of compounds and water expands when frozen
    Hydrogen Bonds
  8. *THE PROPERTIES OF WATER*
    ________ 90% of H2O that reaches the atmosphere evaporates from the surfaces of plants
    Transpiration
  9. *THE PROPERTIES OF WATER*
    Collects , purifies , and distributes the Earth's fixed supply of water
    Hydro logic Cycle
  10. *THE PROPERTIES OF WATER*
    Carbon circulates through the biosphere , atmosphere, and parts of hydrosphere
    Carbon Cycle

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