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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of relying on conceptual models that describe ecosystem function?

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The advantages and disadvantages of relying on the conceptual models describing functions of ecosystem.

Introduction:

The compartment model is a conceptual model. It helps the ecologists to describe the flow of nutrients between the living and nonliving reservoirs of nutrients. The ecosystem, according to the model is divided into four compartments, in which nutrient accumulation takes place.

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The compartment model is divided into four compartments, namely, available organic, available inorganic, unavailable organic, and unavailable inorganic. The model describes the flow of nutrients between the different compartments of the model, that is, the living and nonliving things.

A biogeochemical cycle is an important aspect of the environment to study. The conceptual model helps ecologists to easily describe the flow of nutrients between the living and the nonliving parts of the ecosystem...

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