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What environmental factor does the pyramid of energy incorporate that prevents it from inverting?

A. population size

B. species turnover rate

C. biomass at each trophic level

D. level of consumption

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Answer: C. biomass at each trophic level

The pyramid of energy is always upright and can never be inverted. This is because the biomass of producers is always greater than that of the consumers or carnivores. The pyramid of energy is a graphical illustration showing the amount and rate of energy trapped in different trophic levels of a food chain. In this pyramid, the producers form the base and top carnivores form the tip.

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