Which represents an ecosystem better: A food chain or food web? Why?

1 Answer
Feb 11, 2017

A Food Web displays more of the interactions that take place within the ecosystem and therefore would be a better representation. Food web is a realistic, true to life representation.


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The Food Web shows more of the interactions between the organisms of the ecosystem and the trophic levels included from Producers to Primary/Secondary Consumers up through the Tertiary Consumers.

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While a food Chain is more of a linear representation of a specific line of interaction within the greater Food Web. Thus food chain is a part of the whole story.