Ecosystems rely upon the trophic structure for adequate
energy flow. Differences in the types and numbers of organisms and
variability within climates across different ecosystems will impact the trophic
level structure. The ecosystem pyramid expresses the relationship between
organism population numbers and efficiency of energy flow.
Select two different ecosystems and discuss the energy
levels found within the ecosystem. Include in your discussion examples of
organisms within the ecosystem that are considered to be decomposers, producers
and consumers. Discuss the importance of energy flow balance to ecosystem
survival and longevity.