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Textbook Problem

Explain (a) why the flow of energy through the biosphere depends on the cycling of nutrients, and (b) why the cycling of nutrients depends on gravity.

To determine

The flow of energy through the biosphere that depends on the cycling of nutrients and the cycling of nutrients depends on gravity.

Explanation

The energy in the biosphere is dependent on the availability of nutrients. The species in the food chain gets their energy from the nutrients; these nutrients are then recycled in the environment. The recycling process is done because plants get their nutrients from the soil and the nutrients must be recycled back to the soil. If the nutrients are not recycled, then producers (plants) will not be able to make food, and due to it the energy flow will be disturbed...

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