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Biology 3 Lecture: Ecosystems & Biosphere (SBM9: Ch 55) ©2011 copyright Marta D. de Jesus I. Introduction to Ecosystems II. Flow of energy through ecosystems A. follows the laws of thermodynamics B. flow of energy through biosphere 1. solar -> living things 2. flow of energy through biosphere follows trophic levels d. biomass pyramid e. trophic levels with energy f. and for numbers g. humans h. food webs 3. biological magnification 4. production a. gross primary production (GPP) b. net primary production (NPP) c. ecosystems vary
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d. ecosystems also vary in the size of their contribution e. most important factors which control primary production III. Biogeochemical Cycles
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Unformatted text preview: A. All matter in organisms recycles B. The water/hydrological cycle C. The carbon cycle D. The nitrogen cycle: more complex E. The phosphorus cycle: major reservoir is inorganic & local The Guano Islands Act of 1856 IV. Abiotic factors A. temperature B. atmospheric movements Coriolis effect C. climatic patterns 1. El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) 2. La Nina D. presence of land rainshadow effect E. microclimates F. fire and ecosystems Fire ecology http://fireecology.org/education/doc1.htm Ashes to Wildflowers http://waynesword.palomar.edu/ww0604.htm G. long-term and large-scale studies...
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