2.2 Ecological Pyramids

IB Environmental Systems & Societies: 2.2 Ecological Pyramids

Ecological pyramids are another method of modelling the feeding relationships in communities and ecosystems and ultimately showing the flow of energy and matter in the system. Howard Odum famously did this for Silver Springs. You can read more in summary 5. Estimating Biomass and Energy Flow. Students need to be able to construct and interpret pyramids of numbers, biomass and productivity, linking to the laws of thermodynamics....

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