Producers(Autotrophs) • Photosynthesis CO2 + H2O + Light Energy = Sugars C6H12O6 + O2 Not very efficient
Producers(Autotrophs) • Chemosynthesis • Can convert simple compounds into more complex nutrient compounds without light
Chemosynthesis • Black Smokers • http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/nemo/education/movies/black_smoker.html
Consumers(Heterotrophs) • Herbivores • Primary Consumers • Plant Eaters • Grazers • Ex.
Consumers(Heterotrophs) • Carnivores • Secondary Consumers • Meat Eaters • Ex. • Tertiary Consumers • Meat Eaters that eat the meat eaters • Ex.
Consumers(Heterotrophs) • Omnivores • Eat both producers and consumers • Ex.
Consumers(Heterotrophs) • Detritivores • Detritus Feeders • Scavengers
Consumers(Heterotrophs) • Detritivores • Decomposers • Microorganisms that convert organic compounds to simpler compound that can be taken in by producers. • Bacteria • Fungi
Trophic Levels • 1st Level Producers • 2nd Level Primary Consumers (herbivores) • 3rd Level Secondary Consumers (carnivores)
Trophic Levels • How does the amount of energy available change as you go up Trophic Levels?
Pyramid of Energy • 10% Rule
Trophic Levels • How does the biomass change as you go up Trophic Levels?
Trophic Levels • How does the number of organisms change as you go up Trophic Levels?