What is the rate at which solar energy is converted and stored by the producers per unit area over a time period called?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

What is the rate at which solar energy is converted and stored by the producers per unit area over a time period called?
 
(a) Primary productivity
 
(b) Tertiary productivity
 
(c) Gross primary productivity
 
(d) Net productivity
 
This question was posed to me in an international level competition.
 
I would like to ask this question from Ecosystem topic in portion Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

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Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Right answer is (b) Tertiary productivity
 
For explanation: The rate at which solar energy is converted and stored by the producers per unit area over a time period is called primary productivity. The solar energy is converted into usable form by plants with the help of photosynthesis.