Ecosystems and Trophic Levels

Geography
How are the numbers of the trophic levels recorded?
T1, T2, T3 ect
What is in T1?
Solar radiation
What is in T2?
The producers
Why are producers also called autotrophs?
They can produce their own food from solar radiation.
What is an example of a producer?
Green plants/algae
What is in T3?
Herbivores
What is another word for herbivores?
Primary consumer
What is in T4?
Carnivores
What is another word for the carnivores in T4?
Secondary consumers
What is in T5?
More carnivores
What are carnivores in two trophic levels?
The carnivores in T4 eat herbivores but the carnivores in T5 also eat other carnivores.
What is another word for the carnivores in T5?
Tertiary consumers
What is an example of a tertiary consumer?
Eagles, which hunt foxes
What is in T6?
Decomposers
What is the purpose of a decomposer?
Breaks down dead animal matter so it can be recycled in the food chain
What is an example of a decomposer?
Worms and fungi

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