The Earth as Home... What is the "environment"? What is it made of, how does it function, why does it change around the planet, and how do humans impact it? In this unit we will unpack: 1) What is the Environment: biotic and abiotic factors, levels in an environment, matter and energy ~ food webs, ecology pyramids, and the cycles of matter. 2) The Influence of Climate & Earth's Biomes. 3) Interactions Among Living Things: population growth, limiting factors, carrying capacity, predation, competition, and symbiosis...and finally what impacts humans have on the Earth.
Part 2 - Ocean Food Web Diagram (15 pts) Create a marine (ocean) food web on the back page of your WebQuest or on a larger, separate sheet of paper. It needs to contain the following organisms and factors: (use the links I provided to read-up)
Be sure that your arrows are pointing in the direction that the energy flows (from the producers to the various consumers). Label each organism by its name and trophic type/level (primary producer, herbivore, omnivore, carnivore, scavenger/decomposer).
If the gray whale fed on zooplankton, and the zooplankton (shrimp and copepods) fed on phytoplankton / algae, how many pounds of hagfish would that support if there were a net gain of 1,500,000 pounds of phytoplankton in the ecosystem to start off this food chain? Draw a small energy pyramid and fill it in...show work.