What do we study in ecological energetics?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

What do we study in ecological energetics?
 
(a) Amount of air reaching Earth
 
(b) Quantity and path of energy flow from producers to consumers
 
(c) Amount of vacuum in the universe
 
(d) Quality of energy used by green plants for photosynthesis
 
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This intriguing question originated from Ecosystem topic in division Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Correct choice is (b) Quantity and path of energy flow from producers to consumers
 
Explanation: In ecological energetics (production ecology) we study the quantity and path of energy flow from producers to consumers. It is the amount of energy that entered in a living system until it is ultimately degraded to heat and is lost irreversibly from the system at a specific time.