The biomass available for consumption by the herbivores and the decomposers is called:

  • Option 1)

    net primary productivity

  • Option 2)

    secondary productivity

  • Option 3)

    standing crop

  • Option 4)

    gross primary productivity

 

Answers (2)

As discussed in

Net primary productivity -

Gross primary productivity minus respiration losses (R),is the net primary productivity (NPP).

- wherein

GPP – R = NPP
Net primary productivity is the available biomass for the consumption to heterotrophs (herbiviores and decomposers).

 

 


Option 1)

net primary productivity

This solution is correct

Option 2)

secondary productivity

This solution is incorrect

Option 3)

standing crop

This solution is incorrect

Option 4)

gross primary productivity

This solution is incorrect

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