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Why is a food web more realistic than a food chain for showing the feeding relationships in ecosystems?

This question is part of Quiz: Ecosystems
Asked by Viviana, Last updated: Jan 15, 2021

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T. Moore

T. Moore

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T. Moore
T. Moore, Writer, MA, Washington

Answered Nov 27, 2018

It is more realistic to consider food webs, a more complex representation than a food chain. the chain does not take acocunt of all contributors. the producer will consume several foodstuffs, the species to be eaten will be consumed by more than one other species.

The web takes into account contributors that are part involved in one chain, and part involved in another. the ecosystem is always more complex than a simple linear construction can convey. So although option 2 is correct, option 4 gives more useful information about the ecosystem.

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John Smith

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Answered Feb 27, 2017

Producers are usually eaten by many different consumers and most consumers are eaten by more than one predator
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