What are some examples of primary productivity?

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Jul 14, 2015

Primary production occurs in both terrestrial and aquatic plants as well as in algae, and chemoautotrophs.


On land, plants act as primary producers, with examples including lichen, trees, grasses, ferns, mosses, and so forth.

Aquatic primary producers include kelp and water lilies and other plants like you see below.


Chemoautotrophs obtain energy through the oxidation of molecules that donate electrons. Examples include cyanobacteria and bacteria in the genus Thiothrix .

Deep sea vents like the one below are home to chemoautotrophs. http://www.livescience.com/4579-fossils-support-deep-sea-origin-life.html