Trophic pyramid

Definition

noun

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


Supplement

A trophic pyramid 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: Ecological Pyramid.
See also: Energy Pyramid, Biomass Pyramid.


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