In the food chain: Grass-Deer-Lion If 10000J of solar energy is available to the grass, how much energy would be available to the Deer to transfer to the lion? Explain in detail.

Asked by  | 15th Mar, 2013, 10:02: AM

Expert Answer:

Grass? represents the producer level. They trap only 1% of the sun?l?i?g?h?t’s?????'?s energy falling on them. So, the energy available in ?g?r?a?s?s????? will be 1% of 10,000 J which will be 100 J.

????According to 10% law, at each trophic level about 10% of the energy of the previous trophic level is passed to the next trophic level.

Energy available to deer = 100 x 10/100 = 10 J

Energy available to lion = 10 x 10/100 = 1 J

Answered by  | 16th Mar, 2013, 08:58: AM

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