Aquatic Ecosystems, HIPM Processes


Ecosystem respiration is the sum of all respiration occurring by the living organisms in a specific ecosystem.

Ecosystem respiration is typically measured in the natural environment, such as a forest or grassland field, rather than in the laboratory. Ecosystem respiration is the production portion of carbon dioxide in an ecosystem's carbon flux, while photosynthesis typically accounts for the majority of the ecosystem's carbon consumption.

-- Ecosystem respiration (WP)


  • Respiration by Zooplankton reduces its concentration of Carbon.

Data Structures

:type    ""

:relates {
  :Z { :generic_entities     [ ze        ] }  ;; Zooplankton

:id      "respiration"

:differential_eqs {
  :Z.conc      "-1 * Z.respiration_rate * Z.conc"

See Data Structures for details.

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