What is the rate of biomass production called?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

What is the rate of biomass production called?
 
(a) Productivity
 
(b) Decomposition
 
(c) Photosynthesis
 
(d) Respiration
 
I had been asked this question during an online exam.
 
My doubt stems from Ecosystem topic in portion Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

The correct answer is (a) Productivity
 
For explanation I would say: Productivity is the rate of new biomass production by an individual, population, community within an ecosystem. The productivity of an ecosystem depends on several environmental factors such as light, water, temperature, precipitation, etc.