Energy Transfer in the Food Chain
Energy Transfer -Only 10% of energy is passed on to the next stage in the food chain.
The rest of the energy is : used for life processes in the organisms, such as movement, escapes into the environment as heat energy, excreted as waste and passes to decomposers.
Monoculture- The continual growing of one type of culture ( crop ).
- Can be easily harmed by pests and disease.
- Farmers have to use alot of chemical pestcides
- Large feilds and the use of pestcides can reduce the risk biodiversity = not sustainable!
- Large scale monculture could threaten food supply if a natural disaster wiped out the crop.
Sustainabilty - Using todays resorces without damaging them for future generations.