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How does the way matter flows through an ecosystem differ from the way that energy flows?
-Energy is passed in one-way direction through the biotic (living organisms) in an ecosystem
- Matter cycles within and between biotic and abiotic parts of an ecosystem.
Process in which bacteria convert nitrates into nitrogen gas and release it into the atmosphere
Which biogeochemical cycle does NOT involve a stage where the chemical enters the atmosphere
Give an example of a decomposer
Bacteria or fungi (break down organic material and absorb the nutrients)
Which group of organisms is always found in the first trophic level of every food chain or web?
Autotrophs or producers
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