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Trophic dynamics

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Definition

noun

The system of trophic levels describing the position that an organism occupies, as well as the sequence of consumption and energy flow in an ecosystem.


Supplement

In ecology, the biotic factors or components would fall into one of the trophic levels in an ecosystem. The organisms are grouped according to their feeding behavior.


Word origin: trophic > Greek trophē, food.

See also: trophic level.