Flashcards in Food chains, energy, biomass and cycles Deck (10):
Pyramid of biomass:
Largest at bottom, gets smaller as it goes up.
Eat plant material, herbivores.
Eat animal material, carnivores.
Feed on dead/decaying organisms.
An essential life process that digests our food or waste matter and recycles materials. Microorganisms break down materials from living things. - These microorganisms are called Enzymes.
What are the factors affecting decay?
-Amount of available oxygen
Where is carbon found?
In all living things.
How is CO2 removed from the atmosphere?
Green plants and algae remove CO2 from the atmosphere by photosynthesis.
How is CO2 returned to the atmosphere?
Organisms return CO2 to the atmosphere through respiration.