For this lab assignment, you will explore species, populations, communities, and ecosystems, and understand the ecological significance of the trophic levels. You will also discover pathways in the water, carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycles.
Functional communities are a complex and delicate balancing game. The addition or removal of one species affects many other species with which it might compete, or provide food for. In this lab, you will get a chance to “build your own” community, and explore the effects of these interrelationships.
Follow the directions and complete both parts of the Lab using the data table provided by the interactive lab to record your results. You can record your results on the data table, but respond to the questions on your lab sheet (Ecology Food Webs Lab Sheet.docxSubmission