Ecology: Nutrition and Energy
The main energy source for life on earth is
The study of the interactions among organisms and between organisms and their ENVIRONMENT is called
Organisms that use sunlight or energy stored in chemical compounds to make their own food are called
All autotrophs use photosynthesis
Autrotrophs that use CHEMOSYNTHESIS use this process because
Autrotrophs are called __________ because they make or produce their own food.
Organisms that rely on other organisms for their energy and food supply are called
Why are heterotrophs also called "consumers"?
Some heterotrophs are called primary consumers, because they eat PRODUCERS. Since producers are typically plants, primary consumers are typically HERBIVORES.
Which of the following animals are primary consumers?
Carnivores are secondary consumers because they eay primary consumers.
Omnivores eat plants and animals, but they are like secondary consumers when they eat primary consumers.
Carnivores eat only animals. Which of these animals are carnivores?
Which animals are omnivores?
___________ break down organic matter. Some examples are bacteria and fungi.
Detritivores eat plant and animal remains. Which animals are detritivores?