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Wood ash is commonly used as a fertilizer. It acts this way in natural burning ecosystems also, where the ash from burned plants fertilizes the growth of new plants and those that survive the wildfires. The primary constituents of wood ash are calcium and potassium salts. Lye is extracted from these salts by extracting them in water; the hydroxide salts are ...


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From an ecological sense, cycles of living beings are intertwined. Breaking cycles affects life being able to live, reproduce, and die in a manageable way. Insects, animals, and plants help feed each other and help them reproduce. Fewer insects are less of a food source for animals and can't pollinate plants as much. Reduced animal populations are less of a ...


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What does the difference between GPP - NPP represent? The answer is in your overview: it's plant respiration. Is the value of 800 equal to respiration? That is the unavoidable consequence of the equation you presented and the numbers you plug in, yes. I understand that GPP is the overall rate of biomass production by producers at the rate at which ...


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Second, differential consumption of plant growth forms can enforce changes in the composition of vegetation and thereby alter the type and arrangement of fuel. This sentence means that herbivores eat more of certain plant growth forms than others. "Differential consumption" just means "different consumption." This can be important in the context of fire ...


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