producers-herbivorous-lower carnivorous-higher carnivorous In the given food chain, 10,000J of energy is available with producers. Calculate and find the amount of energy recieved from producers to top carnivorous?

Asked by vinny | 26th Feb, 2013, 12:31: PM

Expert Answer:

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.
So if energy is available to producers = 10,000 J
Energy available to herbivores = 10,000 x 10/100 = 1000 J
Energy available to lower carnivores = 1000 x 10/100 = 100 J
Energy available to higher carnivores = 100 x 10/100 = 10 J

Answered by  | 27th Feb, 2013, 09:30: PM

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