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Outline for Chapter 16 - Ecosystems and Biomes

Ecosystem Components and Cycles


Plants: The Essential Biotic Component

Leaf Activity

Photosynthesis and Respiration

Net Primary Productivity

Abiotic Ecosystem Components

Light, Temperature, Water, and Climate

Life Zones

Gaseous and Sedimentary Cycles

Limiting factors

Biotic Ecosystem Operations

Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers

Stability and Succession

Ecosystem Stability and Diversity

Climate Change

Ecological Succession

Terrestrial Succession

Fire Ecology

Aquatic Succession

Earth's Major Terrestrial Biomes

Terrestrial Ecosystem Concepts

Equatorial and Tropical Rain Forest

Desert Biomes