Flashcards in 5.1 Pyramids of Biomass Deck (8)
What two type of organism capture light during photosynthesis?
Green plants and algae
What is biomass?
The dry mass of living material in an organism
Is the biomass at each stage in a food chain less or more than the previous stage?
What does a pyramid of biomass show?
The mass of the organisms at each stage in a food chain
Is a pyramid of biomass more or less accurate than a pyramid of numbers?
What energy transfer occurs in green plants to transfer energy through the food chain?
Solar to chemical
Why are plants always at the base of the pyramid of biomass?
Plants capture light energy and transfer it to chemical energy to make food for animals to eat. Plants start the process of energy transfer in living organisms