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Biomass

Definition noun (1) The total mass of all living material in a specific area, habitat, or region. (2) Biological material... Read More

Trophic level

In ecology, a trophic level pertains to a position in a food chain or ecological pyramid occupied by a group of organisms... Read More

Standing Biomass

The total biomass of a given area at the present... Read More

Ecological pyramid

Definition noun A graphical representation in the shape of a pyramid to show the feeding relationship of groups of... Read More

Biorefineries – Industrial Processes and Products: Status Quo and Future Directions

Biorefineries - Industrial Processes and Products: Status Quo and Future Directions  ... Read More

Ecosystem

Ecosystem Definition An ecosystem is a system consisting of biotic and abiotic components that function together as a unit.... Read More

Global Carbon Cycling on a Heterogeneous Seafloor

Carbon, nitrogen and oxygen are the fundamental elements of life on Earth. Global carbon varies in amount and its... Read More

Pollution in Freshwater Ecosystems

As with all ecosystems, the existence and operations of human society inevitably have an effect on the way of life in a... Read More

Primary productivity

'''Primary productivity (Botany) - the rate at which biomass is produced by organisms which converts inorganic substrates... Read More

Angiosperm

Angiosperms Definition What is an angiosperm? An angiosperm is a plant that produces flowers. The angiosperms, also... Read More

Pyramid of Productivity

Definition noun A graphical representation in the shape of a pyramid showing the distribution of productivity or flow of... Read More

Tertiary consumer

Definition noun, plural: tertiary consumers Any organism that consumes or feeds largely on primary and secondary... Read More

Dry mass

Definition noun (1) A reliable measure of the biomass (as opposed to fresh mass). (2) The dry matter of a sample or of an... Read More

Heterosis

Definition noun, plural: heteroses A tendency of an organism to have superior qualities over those of the parents in... Read More

Intercalary meristem

The basic structural framework of plants is composed of different types of tissues. Based upon the capacity to divide, the... Read More

Methanogen

Definition noun, plural: methanogens An archaeabacterium capable of methanogenesis Supplement A methanogen pertains to any... Read More

Methanogenesis

Definition noun A metabolic process in certain microbes wherein methane is produced Supplement Methanogenesis is a metabolic... Read More

Microalgae

Microalgae are microscopic algae. They are single-celled algae that may exist independently or in colonies. They are... Read More

Evolution of Life – Ancient Earth

Continuing from the previous tutorial investigating the origins of life on Earth.... Life began to flourish, and the... Read More

Amphibians & Early Reptiles

Amphibia Definition (Science: zoology) Amphibia is one of the classes of vertebrates. The amphibia are distinguished by... Read More

The Dinosaurs

Everyone has heard about the dinosaurs. No doubt one of the reasons why is because of their size, another being the fact... Read More

Brief Review on Climate Change and Tropical Peatlands

Peat soils are formed from biochemical process on moderately decomposed vegetation by aerobic microorganisms. It is mostly... Read More

Facultative anaerobe

Facultative Anaerobe Definition What does facultative anaerobe mean? Facultative organisms are the most adaptable... Read More

Enzymatic hydrolysis

Definition noun A catalytic decomposition of a chemical compound by reaction with water, such as the conversion of... Read More

Net primary productivity

The rate at which an ecosystem accumulates energy or biomass, excluding the energy it uses for the process of respiration.... Read More

Phylum

Just like it is easy to identify and sort anything in the supermarkets when placed in the right section with proper display... Read More

Macrophytes

Introduction    Examples of Macrophytes. (Source: Canada's AquaticEnvironments) ... Read More

Furnace

Furnace An enclosed chamber or container used to burn biomass in a controlled manner to produce heat for space or process... Read More

Carbon dioxide

Carbon Dioxide Definition noun, car·bon di·ox·ide, /daɪˈɒksaɪd/ (biochemistry) An inorganic compound, with the... Read More

Eubacteria

Eubacteria are prokaryotic microorganisms consisting of a single cell lacking a nucleus and containing DNA is a single... Read More

Dominant species

Definition noun The species that predominates in an ecological community, particularly when they are most numerous or form... Read More

Hydrogen

Hydrogen is one of the chemical elements found in nature. A chemical element refers to the pure substance of one type of... Read More

Algae

Algae are photosynthetic organisms that possess photosynthetic pigments such as chlorophyll. However, they lack true roots,... Read More

Cell wall

The cell is the structural, functional, and biological unit of all organisms. It is a membrane-bound structure containing... Read More

Carrying capacity

Carrying Capacity Definition What is carrying capacity? In biology and environmental science, the carrying capacity of a... Read More

Arthropod

Arthropod Definition What is an arthropod? An arthropod is an invertebrate living organism characterized by the presence of... Read More

Standing crop

Definition noun The total amount or weight, or energy content, of (a portion of) organisms existing in a specific area at a... Read More

Green algae

Green algae (singular: green alga) are photosynthetic algae that are characterized by having chlorophylls a and b as the... Read More

Green ton

Green ton 2,000 pounds of undried biomass material. Moisture content must be specified if green tons are used as a measure... Read More

Smooth endoplasmic reticulum

Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum Definition Smooth endoplasmic reticulum (sER) is (a part of) endoplasmic reticulum that is... Read More