Energy and the Environment. Matter Quality. Matter quality is a measure of how useful a matter resource is, based in its availability and concentration. High quality matter is organized, concentrated, and usually found near the earth’s crust.
To allow economic growth to continue without depleting matter resources or producing excess pollution
Producers or autotrophs- makes their own food from compound obtained from environment.
Photosynthesis- ability of producer to convert sunlight, abiotic nutrients to sugars and other complex organic compounds
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Storage of biomass at various trophic levels of ecosystem
Number of organisms at each trophic level
Rate in which producers convert solar energy into chemical energy (biomass) in a given amount of time