Matter and Energy in Ecosystems
How does matter and energy move in an ecosystem?
- Compare and contrast matter and energy movement in an ecosystem. (or model)
- Predict the consequences to changes in primary production due to perturbations (e.g., drought, fire, flood, temperature, nutrient changes).
- Generate and interpret carbon cycle models at ecosystem and global scales.
- Evaluate the claims in a current research paper on how a given carbon sequestration method will impact the global carbon cycle.
- Construct a model of the nitrogen cycle in an ecosystem to predict the impact of changes in the microbial community on the system.
- A Lesson on Matter and Energy at the Organismal Scale: Linking Patterns and Processes Across Diverse Taxa
- Ain't No Mountain Pine Enough: A Case Study of How Mountain Pine Beetles are Affecting Ecosystem Processes
- Using Place-Based Economically Relevant Organisms to Improve Student Understanding of the Roles of Carbon Dioxide, Sunlight, and Nutrients in Photosynthetic Organisms