Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 3, The Biosphere - 3.3 - Energy Flow in Ecosystems - Analyzing Data - Page 77: 1


The third-level consumer gets 1 unit of energy coming from the primary producer.

Work Step by Step

The third-level consumer gets only 0.1% of the energy in the original producer. Therefore, if there are 1000 units of energy coming from the producer, the third-level consumer gets 0.1% of 1000 units, or 1 unit of energy.
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