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How does matter and energy move in an ecosystem?

Topic

Matter and Energy in Ecosystems

Framing Question

How does matter and energy move in an ecosystem?

Learning Objectives

  • Compare and contrast matter and energy movement in an ecosystem. (or model)
  • Predict the consequences to changes in primary production due to perturbations (e.g., drought, fire, flood, temperature, nutrient changes).
  • Generate and interpret carbon cycle models at ecosystem and global scales.
  • Evaluate the claims in a current research paper on how a given carbon sequestration method will impact the global carbon cycle.
  • Construct a model of the nitrogen cycle in an ecosystem to predict the impact of changes in the microbial community on the system.

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