What is a food web?

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Oct 10, 2014

A food web depicts feeding connections (what-eats-what) in an ecological community.

Ecologists broadly lump all life forms into one of two categories called trophic levels: 1) the autotrophs, and 2) the heterotrophs.

Autotrophs are plants and heterotrophs are what eat them and those who eat other.

Also included are minerals and gases and energy from the sun.