Sunday, March 3

Ecosystem

Types of Food Chains
Ecosystem

Types of Food Chains

A food chain describes the relationship between organisms in an ecosystem, showing the flow of energy and nutrients. It starts with producers, such as plants or algae, which convert sunlight into food through photosynthesis. Primary consumers, also known as herbivores, feed on the producers and are in turn eaten by secondary consumers, which can be carnivores or omnivores. This continues with tertiary consumers and can include apex predators. Decomposers play an important role in breaking down dead organisms and organic waste, returning nutrients to the environment. There are different types of food chains, including aquatic and terrestrial food chains. Key Takeaways: Food chains show the flow of energy and nutrients in an ecosystem. Producers, such as plants or algae, convert sunligh...