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7.19 Flows and biomasses

The absolute flows calculated in the Trophic level decomposition and Flow from detritus analyses can be aggregated to produce useful summaries by trophic level. Results are presented in three tables, where the import (on Trophic Level I only), consumption by predators, export, flow to the detritus, respiration, and throughput are given by trophic level. The throughput is the sum of the flows in the other columns.

From primary producers

The first table presents flows originating from the primary producers.

From detritus

The second table summarizes the flows originating from the detritus.

From all combined

The third table presents the summed flow for the system as a whole.