Limnology

Material Transport & Energy Flux in Ecosystem

First model – proposed by Jude (1940) and Lindemann (1942). Later on more sophisticated models proposed, by Odum (1957), Teal (1957) and Mann (1969). Model proposed by Mann (1969) is shown in Fig.  Two principles apply in it: According to laws of thermodynamics, energy can be up taken only once, …

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Biomass Destruction in Aquatic Bodies

Biomass Biomass is the weight of living matter per unit area at a given time at a given place. Future of Biomass In aquatic ecosystem, produced biomass may either enter into food chain or undergoes destruction. In lentic waters, nutrients present in biomass get recycled, except sedimentation of small fraction. …

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