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When a bear eats a fish, some of the energy (in fact, quite a bit of it) is lost as heat. There is no such thing as a perfect engine. Whenever work is done, heat energy is released and lost to the environment. This is a consequence of the second law of thermodynamics that states that the disorder or randomness of the universe is always increasing, but local systems can maintain a high order (low entropy) so long as they expend energy to do so. It's the heat energy that is lost to the universe which always increases the randomness of the ...
Understanding that energy flows through an ecosystem while raw materials recycle through it is very important. When organisms undergo any form of work they give off heat due to the second law of thermodynamics. This principle helps guide us to the solution. This solution contains a carefully worded and easy to understand explanation why a bear does not acquire all the energy contained in the body of a fish.
Grass Carp Biocontrol & the Ecosystem
Please provide information, assistance and advise on the following:
• What challenges could the Grass Carp have in a small town, (let us say Sparksville) in restoring balance in their aquatic ecosystem?
• How can the town restore their lake ecosystem?
• What is ecosystem balance? What reduction factors and which growth factors can impact ecosystem balance?
• What are two ways in which the invasive species and native species impact ecosystem balance?
• How can native and invasive species affect succession? How might an invasive species impact the natural selection of the native species within a habitat?
• How could native and invasive species affect the flow of energy in an ecosystem?
• What are four possible solutions to the Grass Carp invasion problem? What is one advantage and one disadvantage for each solution?
• Why should humans strive to restore and maintain ecosystem balance?
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