{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

E pyramid upside pyramid etc main source of carbon in

Info icon This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: total biomass. The number of individuals is the standing stock. The rate of production and the rate of consumption are important. The rate of consumption determines the shape of the standing stock (i.e. pyramid, upside pyramid, etc.) Main source of carbon in the oceans is atmospheric in the form of CO2, and respiration. Used in photosynthesis, shells (as CaCO3) Nitrogen: Atmospheric (N2) BUT needs to be fixed by bacteria Phosphorus: Weathering Gets deposited Slow cycle through geological time Types of study: Experimental and Observational Experimental Control variables Advantages: more specific, repeatable, isolate variable, can be cheaper (esp. in marine science), more efficient larger sample sizes (which helps the more reliable stats, and gives larger base for scope of inference) Disadvantages: impossible to see interactions on large trophic l...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern