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cosystem Biology Ecosystem Biology cycles
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ey Ideas Key Ideas • Life on earth is sustained by the flow of energy from the sun, the cycling of matter or key nutrients through the biosphere, and gravity that keeps the olecules in the atmosphere from flying off into molecules in the atmosphere from flying off into space. ome organisms produce food; others consume • Some organisms produce food; others consume food. he biodiversity found in the earth’s genes • The biodiversity found in the earth s genes, species, ecosystems, and ecosystem processes is a vital renewable resource.
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Key Ideas Continued • Soil supplies most of the nutrients needed for plant growth, helps purify water, and stores carbon that helps control atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide. • Human activities are altering the flows of energy and the cycling of key nutrients rough ecosystems through ecosystems.
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reakdown of the Earth’s 1 4 Million Known Species Breakdown of the Earth s 1.4 Million Known Species Miller. Environmental Science . 2006.
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olar Capital Solar Capital Miller. Environmental Science
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Unformatted text preview: . 2006. Major Biomes on the 39th Parallel across the U.S. Miller. Environmental Science . Miller. Environmental Science . 2006. Freshwater Ecosystem Components Miller. Environmental Science . 2006. Field Ecosystem Components etritivores Miller. Environmental Science . 2006. Detritivores cosystem Structural Components Miller. Environmental Science . 2006. Ecosystem Structural Components Miller. Environmental Science . 2006. Earth Biodiversity Components Miller. Environmental Science . 2006. Food Chain Trophic Levels Antarctic ood Food Web iller Miller. Environmental Science . 2006. Net Primary Productivity per Unit of Area Whittaker. Communities and Ecosystems . 1975 of Major Life Zones and Ecosystems ydrologic Cycle Miller. Environmental Science . 2006. Hydrologic Cycle Starr. Biology: Concepts and Applications . 2000 Carbon Cycle Miller. Environmental Science . 2006. Nitrogen Cycle hosphorus Cycle Miller. Environmental Science . 2006. Phosphorus Cycle ulfur Cycle Miller. Environmental Science . 2006. Sulfur Cycle...
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