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Ecological Pyramid

Definition

noun

A graphical representation in the shape of a pyramid to show the feeding relationship of groups of organisms, and the flow of energy or biomass through the different trophic levels in a given ecosystem.


Supplement

Ecological Pyramids is often represented in a way that the producers are at the bottom level and then proceeds through the various trophic levels in which the highest is on top.


Synonym: trophic pyramid.
See also: Energy Pyramid, Biomass Pyramid, Pyramid of Productivity.


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Pyramid of Biomass

... "Work in teams to design a picture representation of your ecological system" (my group was assigned to the saltwater ecosystem). ... do one and then put it all together. My part requires me to sketch the pyramid of biomass (with color and labeling). The directions say "the ...

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by adamjkok
Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:28 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pyramid of Biomass
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A Monkey's Uncle

... theory) works from the primitive to the complex. That would make it a pyramid and we place ourselves smilingly at the apex thinking it doesn’t ... massive and therefore readily noticeable change as a result of this ecological disaster? Undoubtedly there was but nothing so serious that it ...

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by narrowstaircase
Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:46 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A Monkey's Uncle
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A Monkey's Uncle

... theory) works from the primitive to the complex. That would make it a pyramid and we place ourselves smilingly at the apex thinking it doesn’t ... massive and therefore readily noticeable change as a result of this ecological disaster? Undoubtedly there was but nothing so serious that it ...

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by JDavidE
Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:39 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A Monkey's Uncle
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The Ecological Pyramid: Breakdown or Reconstruction

... I was working on a response to a very elementary part of biology; The Ecological Pyramid. Now there is usually the producers at the bottom and the consumers (carnivores or ...

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by Schröder
Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:44 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: The Ecological Pyramid: Breakdown or Reconstruction
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