Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 46 - Self-Quiz - Page 836: 4


D, primary consumer efficiency would be affected by nutrient availability, amount of sunlight, and temperature.

Work Step by Step

If a consumer is efficient, there has to be abundant amounts of nutrients which the organism could intake and turn into energy. The organism must also need a high amount of sunlight to help with photosynthesis; low sunlight levels would lead to a slower photosynthesis rate. Finally, the productivity would also be affected by temperature, for the higher the temperature, the faster the molecular processes will take place.
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