Studying energy flows in ecosystems
Context: A central aim of ecosystem research is understanding the relevant energy flows because nearly all the components of the system are linked together through the transfer of energy. This begins as radiation energy supplied by the sun which is bound as chemical energy by the primary producers in the form of cell substance and then passed on via the food chain. The energy flow involves the quantity of food energy entering the community through the various trophic levels and the amount leaving it.
Type Classification: F: Exceptional strategies