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Energy Flow

Food web Overlapping food chains with different pathways for the flow of food energy in an ecosystem.
Grazing food web Starts with radiant energy captured by producers(plants) through photosynthesis, and continues with energy flow from producers to consumers and finally to decomposers.
Ecosystem A system comparing all the biotic and abiotic factors in an area and all the interactions among them.
Energy Pyramid A diagram that show the trophic levels of organisms in a food web.
Trophic level The position an organism occupies on the food web.
Decomposers Organisms such as bacteria and fungi that break down the remains of dead plants and animals without the need for internal digestion.
Food chain A single, linear path showing the flow of energy from the sun to producer and through different levels of consumers.
Tertiary consumers Animals that eat secondary consumers.
Secondary consumers Animals that eat other animals that eat plants.
Primary consumers An organism that gets their energy by feeding on producers in the food chain.
Carnivores Animals that eat other animals.
Herbivores Organisms that consume only plants.
Consumers An organism that must consume other organisms for nutrients.
Producers Organisms that make complex, energy-containing biomolecules from simple inorganic molecules using energy captured from light or inorganic chemical compounds.
Created by: bspencer61