Food Chain

  • (noun): (ecology) a community of organisms where each member is eaten in turn by another member.

Some articles on food, food chain:

Ecological Relationship - Oppositional Relationships - Predation - Diagraming Predator/prey Relationships
... Food Webs The species that make up an ecosystem are connected in complex "food webs" of eater and eaten ... Food webs show interconnectedness, especially between predators and their prey ... is a way of showing how energy flows through an ecosystem specifically on a certain food chain (predators and their prey) ...
The Food Chain
... The Food Chain is a London, United Kingdom-based charity who provide nutritional support services for people living with HIV in London ... Using a large network of volunteers The Food Chain deliver meals and groceries, offers cookery and nutrition classes and communal eating opportunities to people living with HIV in London and their dependents ... In 2005, The Food Chain won the Queen's Award for Volunteer Organisation of the Year ...
Trophic - Overview
... The three basic ways in which organisms get food are as producers, consumers and decomposers ... organisms, but pull nutrients from the soil or the ocean and manufacture their own food using photosynthesis ... In this way, it is energy from the sun that usually powers the base of the food chain ...
Mercury In Fish - Biomagnification
... However, it is absorbed, usually as methylmercury, by algae at the start of the food chain ... This algae is then eaten by fish and other organisms higher in the food chain ... which eats these fish within the food chain also consumes the higher level of mercury the fish have accumulated ...
Trophic Level - Overview
... The three basic ways in which organisms get food are as producers, consumers and decomposers ... nutrients from the soil or the ocean and manufacture their own food using photosynthesis ... In this way, it is energy from the sun that usually powers the base of the food chain ...

Famous quotes containing the words chain and/or food:

    A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain.
    William James (1842–1910)

    Feed him ye must, whose food fills you.
    And that this pleasure is like raine,
    Not sent ye for to drowne your paine,
    But for to make it spring againe.
    Robert Herrick (1591–1674)