Productivity of the biosphere before it was powered by the sun

Range ≥1,000 - 1,000,000 times less than today
Organism Biosphere
Reference Olivia P. Judson, The energy expansions of evolution, Nature ecology & evolution, 28 April 2017 | Volume: 1 | Article number: 0138 p.1 right column 3rd paragraph
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Comments P.1 right column 3rd paragraph: "The niches available would have been those near sources of geochemical energy, suggesting a patchy, local distribution of life. Consistent with this, geochemical models (primary sources) suggest that the productivity of the biosphere before it was powered by the sun would have been at least a thousand times less than it is today, and may have been one million times less."
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