Energy in biomass

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What does the word biomass mean?
The mass of living material
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What is meant by organic waste?
Waste from living organisms containing carbon compounds
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Which processes return carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere?
Respiration and combustion
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How can energy wastage be reduced in a food chain?
Reduce the number of stages in the food chain
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Give an example of a detritus feeder
Worms
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What is a sankey diagram?
A graph with arrows which shows the total total energy taken in and how it is transferred
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Why does a compost heap get hot?
The energy from respiration heats up the surroundings
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Why do we normally eat herbivores rather than carnivores?
There are less stagesin the food chain. Eating plants gives a lot more energy than eating meat but if we want to eat meat it is better to eat herbivores because they will have more energy
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What is meant by organic waste?

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Which processes return carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere?

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How can energy wastage be reduced in a food chain?

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