Ecology Take-Home Assignment.pdf - Ecosystems 1 Select one of the organisms and use it to explain how available energy is used to maintain homeostasis

Ecology Take-Home Assignment.pdf - Ecosystems 1 Select one...

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Ecosystems: Select one of the organisms and use it to explain how available energy is used to maintain homeostasis, 1. organization, growth, and reproduction. Tree leaves use the available energy from sunlight to photosynthesize, therefore achieving homeostasis A. and being able to grow and produce the glucose necessary for it to bear fruit (therefore being able to reproduce). Explain how the food web above illustrates interactions among living systems and with their environment result 2. in the movement of matter and energy. The food web shows how interconnected everything is. If a single element of the web is eliminated, the A. entire system is disrupted. For example, the loss of tree leaves would eliminate a things like tree fruits and flowers, therefore doing away with a significant food source for bees, flies, beetles, moth larvae, and subsequently voles, chickadees, woodpeckers, etc. Use the food web above to construct a trophic level diagram that shows the distribution of producers, 3. organisms will be located at more than one level. Primary producers: tree leaves, wildflowers, tree fruit, tree flowers A. Primary consumers: beetles, moth larvae, bees, flies B. Secondary and tertiary consumers: voles, chickadees, woodpeckers, hawks, weasels C. Use the food web and trophic level diagrams to predict what the e ff ects of harvesting the majority of the 4. forest's trees would have on the availability of available energy to the system. The loss of trees would be catastrophic to the ecosystem. The primary consumers would have no leaves, A. tree fruit, or flowers to eat, and would starve. This would cause the secondary consumers to starve, which would cause the tertiary consumers to starve.
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