2.Chapter 54 - Ecosystems

2.Chapter 54 - Ecosystems - Chapter 54 Ecosystems Read Ch...

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Chapter 54 – Ecosystems Read Ch 50 Also - An ecosystem consist of the organisms that live in an area together with their physica;, abiotic, environment. Energy Flow and Trophic Structure - Ecosystems have for components: The abiotic environment, primary producers, consumers, and decomposers . The four components are linked by a flow of energy. - Primary Producer : Autotroph, an organism that can synthesize its own food from inorganic sources. In most ecosystems these organism use solar energy to produce food via photosynthesis. They are the basis of ecosystems because they transform energy from sunlight or inorganic compounds into chemical energy stored in sugars which they use to support maintenance or respiration or to make growth or reproduction possible. - Energy invested in new tissue is called Net Primary Productivity and it represents the amount of energy available to the second and third components if an ecosystem; the consumers and decomposers. -
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