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Table 6 Comparison of ecosystem attributes in Hangzhou Bay, Shensi Bay, Kuosheng Bay, and Tongoy Bay

From: An ecological model of the artificial ecosystem (northern Hangzhou Bay, China): analysis of ecosystem structure and fishing impacts

Attribute parameters Artificial ecosystem (this study) Shensi Bay (Li et al. 2007) Tongoy Bay (Wolff 1994) Kuosheng Bay (Lin et al. 2004) Unit
Total consumption (CT) 5,191.52 2,249.94 7,669.00 14,701.00 t km−2 year−1
Total respiratory flows (TR) 2,646.65 1,249.06 4,021.00 6,328.00 t km−2 year−1
Total flows into detritus (TDET) 7,345.42 1,179.14 6,040.00 8,281.00 t km−2 year−1
Total system throughput (T) 19,323.00 5,160.00 20,835.00 29,692.00 t km−2 year−1
Calculated total net primary production (TPP) 6,785.80 1,730.16 7,125.00 6,710.00 t km−2 year−1
Total biomass (TB), excluding detritus 97.99 61.773 263.00 167.00 t km−2
TPP/TR 2.56 1.38 1.77 1.06  
TB/TDET 0.013 0.052 0.044 0.020  
Finn Cycling Index (FCI) 25.00 9.73 10.10 32.00  
Finn’s mean path length (FML) 2.17 3.69 4.90 4.40  
Ascendancy (A) 0.31 0.44 0.44 0.48  
System overhead (O) 0.69 0.56 0.56 0.52