In an echo system there are living and nonliving factors which work together within the environment. This paper is supposed to be about the food chain and some of the living and nonliving factors while collecting information I discovered so much more. Each of the elements within the environment is needed by others in this ecosystem. They are dependent on each other to survive. Diagrams and overviews which follow will explain how they depend on each other.
The diagram above shows the sun gives producers energy and they also receive nutrients from decomposers. The energy and nutrients are then passed on to the consumers who feed off of them. The decomposers receive energy and nutrients from the consumers. Both of the producers and the decomposers radiate heat. It is a continuous cycle.
Producers are any green plants or trees. There are four types of consumers; herbivores--which only eat plants, carnivoreswhich only eat meat, omnivoreswhich eat plants and meat, and detritivoreswhich eat decaying material (What are detritivores?, 2012). Herbivores within the forests are things such as butterflies, moths, ants, bees, some beetles, grasshoppers, many other insects, humming birds, deer,
[...] Humans can pose a threat to this ecosystem in many ways. Hunting animals within the environment—especially if they are poaching can become a threat to the population of a species (Bosier, n.d.). Various forms of pollution caused by humans can kill off vital organisms. Humans are the number one cause of forest fires (Editorial Forest Threats, n. d.). Humans also cut down trees to make various products. In conclusion, all the factors within the ecosystem depends one something else in the environment for its survival in this world. [...]
[...] It is a continuous cycle. Producers are any green plants or trees. There are four types of consumers; herbivores--which only eat plants, carnivores—which only eat meat, omnivores—which eat plants and meat, and detritivores—which eat decaying material (What are detritivores?, 2012). Herbivores within the forests are things such as butterflies, moths, ants, bees, some beetles, grasshoppers, many other insects, humming birds, deer, squirrels, mice, beavers, chipmunks, voles, and rabbits. Carnivores of this area include bears, coyotes, weasels, otters, and skunk (Ecosystems, n. [...]
[...] Works Cited Bosier, D. A. (n.d.). Chapter 1 Threat to forest ecosystems and Challenges for consevation and sustainable use of forest genetic resources. Retrieved from Bioversity international: http://www2.bioversityinternational.org/publications/1046/Chapter%201.p df Ecosystems. (n. d.). Retrieved from Catawba Laandcare: http://www.catawbalandcare.org/our-valley/environment/plants- wildlife/#Forests Editorial Forest Threats. (n. d.). Retrieved from FAO Corporate Document Repository: http://www.fao.org/docrep/007/y5507e/y5507e01.htm Environmental Biology - Ecosystems. (2008, January 10). Retrieved August from MC Biology: http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/ecosystems.htm What are detritivores? (2012). [...]
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