Explore BrainMass
Share

Proportion of Gross Production and Net Production

This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

A study of energy flow in a Georgia salt marsh revealed that gross production was about 36,380 kcal/square meter/year of which 7,900 kcal/square meter/year formed detritus and 305 kcal/square meter/year was consumed by insects.

a. What proportion of gross production was used for respiration? Show calculations.

b. What proportion of net production went directly to consumers? Show calculations.

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 21, 2019, 4:11 pm ad1c9bdddf
https://brainmass.com/biology/ecology/proportion-gross-production-net-production-176854

Solution Preview

Please find enclosed a word file.

A study of energy flow in a Georgia salt marsh revealed that gross
production was about 36,380 kcal/square meter/year of which 7,900 kcal/square
meter/year formed ...

Solution Summary

The solution determines what proportion of gross production was used for respiration. It also considers what proportion of net production went directly to consumers.

$2.19