A diagram showing all of the connected food chains in an ecosystem
An organism that breaks down dead organisms
A diagram that shows how energy decreases as it travels through a food chain
A diagram showing how energy passes from one organism to the next in an ecosystem
An organism that eats both plants and animals
An organism that eats only other animals
An organism that eats only plants
The organism that hunts others for food.
Chemicals that living things can use to live and grow.
Organism that makes the food for an ecosystem. (aka autotroph)
Organism that is eating others in a food chain. (aka heterotroph)
Any organism able to make its own food (aka Producer)
An organism that has to eat its food (aka consumer)
Percentage of energy that is passed on to the next trophic level in an ecosystem.
A type of sugar used by plants to store energy from the sun.
Third level consumer. Often top of the food chain
The 1st level consumer. Eats producers
Eats 1st level consumers. Often is a predator and a prey
4th level consumers. Food chains don't always go this far
An animal that eats other dead animals.
Each step in a food chain or food web
the ultimate source of energy
The largest population that an area can support
factor that causes the growth of a population to decrease