BIOA02H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: One Direction, Apex Predator, Growth Factor

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A. colonization following a severe forest fire is one example of primary succession. B. opportunistic species will likely only be in the area immediately following a disturbance. C. pioneer species are good competitors that are able to show up early and persist long term. D. when disturbance is very high, only opportunistic species are likely to be present in the community. E. after a volcanic eruption, annual plants are the first organisms to return to an area. From a given food chain / web, be able to identify the trophic level of a given species. 3. explain trophic transfer efficiency and use equation to calculate the level of biomass at each trophic level necessary to support other trophic levels. 4. explain why nutrients cycle through an ecosystem while energy does not. Identify the ultimate fate of energy and nutrients at the end of one cycle through an ecosystem (meaning, where do these things end up?)

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