Ecology Exam 4 Review Sheet- O'Brien - 6 December 2014...

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6 December 2014 Review of new material since Exam III (final update) Primary production (14, 19 November; Chapter 21) Be familiar with the terms: ecosystem, gross primary production, net primary production Ecosystems= the organisms that make up communities and their abiotic environment Gross primary production= total amount of carbon fixed via photosynthesis per unit time Net primary production= carbon fixed in photosynthesis – carbon lost via respiration per unit time (becomes biomass available to higher trophic levels) How can primary production be measured in aquatic and terrestrial systems?
Biology 203 – Fall 2014 Review for Final Exam – Material since Exam III
6 December 2014 What factors limit global terrestrial NPP? Understand relationship between NPP and temperature or precipitation.
What factors limit aquatic NPP in marine vs. freshwater systems?
- How can you determine whether nutrients limit NPP and which nutrients are most limiting (in either aquatic or terrestrial systems)? (e.g., understand nutrient addition experiments and their results)
- Distinguish between autochthonous and allochthonous input in aquatic systems.
Biology 203 – Fall 2014 Review for Final Exam – Material since Exam III
6 December 2014 -especially important in smaller streams -can be important in smaller lakes too

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