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Energy, biomass and entropy

In this video Dr. Nathan B. English explores the interaction of mass, energy and organisms

We have covered some very important scientific laws and concepts so far. Watch as Dr. Nathan B. English discusses how these laws and concepts apply to the natural cycles of the environment.

Now it’s your turn

Dr. English asks us to think about what it means to be a tertiary consumer, especially with respect to matter and energy. How would you describe humans’ role as a tertiary consumer with respect to matter and energy? Share you thoughts in the comments.

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