Energy pyramid

David Eng daveng at remus.rutgers.edu
Wed Jul 13 12:39:20 EST 1994


could someone explain to me
the energy pyramid, where
plants are placed on the bottom,
above them, hebervores, then
1st deg. carnivores, then 2nd
deg. carnivores, and so on?

I know it represents, in one
respect, the % each category
makes up in biomass, but I'm
not quite clear on the energy
relation (something about
a tenfold decrease efficiency
as you move up the pyramid?)

thanks


daveng at remus.rutgers.edu

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