How Ecosystems Work. Honors Biology PFHS Chapter 5. Energy Flow in an open system. Life depends on the sun (energy source) Energy captured by photosynthesis This energy is used by organisms to move, grow, and reproduce Energy is constantly coming in and going out of the earth system.
How Ecosystems Work
Jobs, occupations, or roles in the ecosystem
Examples: producer (autotroph), consumer (heterotroph), decomposer
Stages of Succession