Food Webs!

What is happening all around us everday!

Food Webs

A series of organisms related by predator-prey and consumer-resource interactions; the entirety of interrelated food chains in an ecological community.

The wonderful food web!

The Food Web is an amazing thing for the world! without the food web there would be no life form on earth anymore! The food web is very important to us! LIke a bunny eats some grass then the bunny gets eaten by a wolf , then a bear would come along and eat the wolf , then a human comes and shoots the bear with a gun then the human eats the bear! thats also called the circle of life!

Food web videos

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Bill Nye the Science Guy - "It's The Food Web"
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Fun games about the food web!

Facts about the food web!

A food chain is a linear sequence of links in a food web starting from a species that eats no other species in the web and ends at a species that is eaten by no other species in the web. A food chain differs from a food web, because the complex polyphagous network of feeding relations are aggregated into trophic species and the chain only follows linear monophagous pathways. A common metric used to quantify food web trophic structure is food chain length. In its simplest form, the length of a chain is the number of links between a trophic consumer and the base of the web and the mean chain length of an entire web is the arithmetic average of the lengths of all chains in a food web
A food web differs from a food chain in that the latter shows only a portion of the food web involving a simple, linear series of species (e.g., predator, herbivore, plant) connected by feeding links. A food web aims to depict a more complete picture of the feeding relationships, and can be considered a bundle of many interconnected food chains occurring within the community. All species occupying the same position within a food chain comprise a trophic level within the food web. For instance, all of the plants in the foodweb comprise the first or "primary producer" tropic level, all herbivores comprise the second or "primary consumer" trophic level, and carnivores that eat herbivores comprise the third or "secondary consumer" trophic level. Additional levels, in which carnivores eat other carnivores, comprise a tertiary trophic level.
All organisms, dead or alive, are potential food sources for other organisms. A caterpillar eats a leaf, a robin eats the caterpillar, a hawk eats the robin. Eventually, the tree and the hawk also die and are consumed by decomposers.Organisms in an ecological community are related to each other through their dependence on other organisms for food. In a food chain a producer is eaten by a herbivore that is in turn eaten by a carnivore. Eventually, the carnivore dies and is eaten by a decomposer. For example, in a lake, phytoplankton are eaten by zooplankton and zooplankton are eaten by small fish. The small fish are eaten by large fish. The large fish eventually die and decompose. Nothing goes to waste. Food chains are channels for the oneway flow of solar energy captured by photosynthesis through the living components of ecosystems. Food chains are also pathways for the recycling of nutrients from producers, through herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, and decomposers, finally returning to the producers.

By : Haley Spicer