Energy,_Trophic_Dynamics,_and_Bioaccumulation[1]

Energy,_Trophic_Dynamics,_and_Bioaccumulation[1] - By Bryan...

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By Bryan Tower
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Once again: in the presence of light, the green parts  of plants produce organic compounds and oxygen  from carbon dioxide and water. Photosynthesis 6CO 2 + 12H 2 o + light energy > C 6 H12O 6 + 6O 2 +6H 2 O Respiration C 6 H 12 O 6 + 6O 2 > 6CO 2 +6H 2 O Remember, the photosynthetic process is also referred to as carbon fixation.
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Chemistry of photosynthesis Source: http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/conn.river/photosyn.html
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Trophic Levels
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Trophic Levels cont.
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Bryan’s highly inefficient  body (0.5 lbs food/meal) * (3.0 meals/day) * (365 days/year)* (30 years) = 16,425 lbs of food (16,425 lbs * (0.05 lb carbs/1 lb)) – (180 lbs * (0.3 lb carbs/lb)) = 767.25 lb of carbs (767.25/16,425*0.05) * 100 = 93.4 % That means that 93.4% of my food has been respired back to the atmosphere as CO2 and water and that 6.6% of my food became body mass
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