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Copy of Tropical Rainforest Food Web
Transcript of Copy of Tropical Rainforest Food Web
Grasshoppers Vampire Bats
Producers Primary Consumers Secondary Consumers Tertiary Consumers Earthworms
Decomposers Alessia Carriquiry
Food Chains Jaguar Coconut Tree Grasshopper
Frog Macaws Orchids Vampire Bats Python What would happen if all the primary producers became extinct? Primary Consumers Producers Secondary Consumers Tertiary Consumers Producer Primary Consumer Secondary Consumer Tertiary Consumer Top two carnivors in the Tropical Rainforest: Python Jaguar If the primary consumers would becom extinct then the food web becomes unstable. Starting with the producer population which would increase excesivley over time because there would be no herbivors left. Secondary consumers are carnivors so they would be unable to eat the producers causing starvation and decreasing the population leading to extinction. The decrease in population of the secondary consumers would lead the tertiary consumers to starve as well. The food chain would become completley unbalanced. What would happen if all the decomposers became extinct? If all decomposers became extinct, dead matter would not get decomposed and the soil would not get any nutrients and become infertile. With infertile soil a very small amount of plants would grown and wouldn't contain enough nutrients for the survival of the rest of the food web, so other trophic levels would starve and eventually die. What would happen if a non-native species severely depleted the population of producers? If a non native species depleted the population of producers, there would be a great impact on the entire food web. The new introduced species would consume the same food as the other animals in it's trophic levels causing more competition between species. That would lead the original species to have less food and their population would decrease. Why are food webs with many species are more resilient than those with few species? A food web will be more resilient when it has many species. Having more species in a system gives it stability because if one of the species becomes extinct there will be other alternatives for the higher trophic levels to feed on. If there are less species if one becomes extinct then the system will loose it's complexity because if there are less sources of food for the animals and the extinction of one can lead to the extinction of their prays.