Role Of Organisms On A Tropical Ecosystem

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Part B – The Role of Organisms A producer in a tropical ecosystem is the plants and trees. A primary consumer in a tropical ecosystem is a squirrel. A secondary consumer in a tropical ecosystem is a jack rabbit. A tertiary consumer in a tropical ecosystem is a mountain lion. A decomposer in a tropical ecosystem is mushrooms, fungi and moss. The predator is the Mountain Lion. The prey is the deer. So the predator and prey relationship is between the mountain lion and the deer. The predator which is the mountain lion hunts for the deer to survive and feed off. The mountain lion is a carnivore and is one of the few at the top of this tropical food chain. The prey which is the deer is a herbivore and feeds of plants and trees. My tropical ecosystem food web: Coyote Mountain Lion Bobcat Ringtail Western Whiptail Raven Jack Rabbit Pika Tree Frog Checker spot Squirrel Deer Plants, Flowers, Seeds, Fruit, Trees The plants, flowers, seeds, fruits and trees are all producers meaning they go through the process of photosynthesis and make their own energy and food. The pika, tree frog, checker spot, squirrel and deer are all primary consumers and herbivores, and feed off the producers for survival as they are unable to make their own food as they can’t go through photosynthesis. They eat about 10% of any of the producer’s energy meaning that the primary consumers gain 10% of energy. The secondary consumers are all carnivores and feed of the primary consumers to get
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