Create a diagram in which you illustrate the energy flow among organisms of a food chain in a particular ecosystem. See Ch. 20 of the text for details and examples. (Select an ecosystem, such as a temperate forest, desert biome, or the Everglades.) Determine the interdependency of life in your ecosystem by examining its organisms. Include written information about the following items:
- List the organisms that may be found in your ecosystem and label them as follows: P for producers, C for consumers, and D for decomposers.
- Identify the structure and function of the main organs in at least two organisms, and indicate why they are suited for that environment.
- List at least two food chains associated with your ecosystem.
- Focus on at least three individual organisms, including what they eat, what eats them, and how they adapt to the ecosystem.
- Describe the ecosystem’s population growth and regulation through community interactions.
- Identify potential hazards caused by humans that may affect your ecosystem’s stability, such as environmental pollution.
Utilize labels and associated details in your food web diagram, and format your written information according to APA standards.