• Ecological pyramids can demonstrate the decrease in energy, biomass or numbers within an ecosystem.
  • All food chains and webs have at least two or three trophic levels.
  • Energy is passed up a food chain or web from lower to higher trophIC levels.
  • Generally, there are a maximum of four trophi levels.
  • Sometimes there may be a fifthtrophic level, but usually there’s not enough energy left to support any additional levels.
  • Many consumers feed at more than one tropho level.
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