Reporting Category: Ecology
Standard: 6.3 - Use a food web to identify and distinguish producers, consumers, and decomposers, and explain the transfer of energy through trophic levels. Describe how relationships among organisms (predation, parasitism, competition, commensalism, mutualism) add to the complexity of biological communities.
A food web is shown below.
- Identify and describe the ecological role of organism X in the food web.
- Identify the organism in the food web whose population size would likely increase the most if the bat became extinct. Explain your answer.
- Identify two organisms in the food web that have a competitive relationship. Explain your answer.
- Identify two organisms in the food web that have a predator-prey relationship. Explain your answer.