Primary Production in Aquatic Ecosystems: Light & Nutrient Limitations


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The ideal aquatic ecosystem ______~.

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1. At approximately what temperature is water at its densest point?

2. Aquatic producers need ______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This assessment combo will measure your understanding of primary production in aquatic ecosystems. Practice questions in this quiz will ask about aquatic ecosystems, their properties and their components.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics addressed in quiz questions include:

  • The characteristics of the ideal aquatic ecosystem
  • The temperature at which water is densest
  • Needs of aquatic producers
  • Accumulation of nutrients
  • Saltwater vs. freshwater environments

Skills Practiced

You can showcase your ability in the following skill areas:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as freshwater and saltwater environments
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the needs of aquatic producers
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the density of water and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

For further information on this biology topic, be sure to review the related lesson titled Primary Production in Aquatic Ecosystems: Light & Nutrient Limitations. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Compare saltwater environments to freshwater environments
  • Understand how production takes place at different depths of water
  • Know how nutrients are transported through aquatic environments