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Food chains & webs

Food chains, webs and energy pyramids

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....Is the study of living organisms and their interactions with their environment. Biology
....refers to the total mass of living plants, animals, fugi and bacteria in a given area. Biomass
The flowof energy for an ecosystem to an organism, and from one organism to another, is called....... Energy flow
Plants are called producers because they "produce" food in the form of carbohudrates by the process of...... Photosynthesis
An insect, such as a bee, that feeds on a plant is called a..... Consumer
......is the breaking down of organic wastes and dead organism. Decomposition
The action of living organisms, such as bacteria, to break down organic matter is called........ Biodegration
....... change waste and dead organisms into usable nutrients. Decomposer
....are models that show the flow of energy from plant to animal and from animal to animal. Food Chains
Each step of a food chain is called ......level Trophic
Plants and phytoplankton, such as algae, are the first trophic level and are referred to as........... Rpoducers
.......obtain their energy by eating green plants(producers) Primary Consumers
.......cosumers obtain their energy from primary consumers Secondary
In the fourth trophic level are tertiary.................. theat feed on secondary consumers to obtain energy. Consumers
.............. are models of the feeding relationships within an ecosystem. Food webs
......shows the loss of energy from one trophic level to another Food Pyramids
Examples of plants or animals that are primary producers in the food chain are............... Bunchgrass, Algae
Tertiary consumers feed on .............. to obtain energy. Secondary consumers
A chipmunk that eats seed or fruit is called a...... Herbivore
........... like bears are animals that eat plants and other consumers. Omnivores
Created by: Mrs. Corey