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Unformatted text preview: Production • Gross Primary Production – Amount of light energy converted to chemical energy by photosynthesis per unit of time – Not all of this production is stored as organic material because the plants use some molecules as fuel for respiration • Net Primary Production – Amount of chemical energy available to the next trophic level – NPP = GPP – R (respiration)...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course BIOL 001 taught by Professor Nathan during the Spring '10 term at George Mason.
- Spring '10