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Designing a Food Web Diagram

Create a food web diagram in which you illustrate the energy flow among the organisms of a food chain within a particular ecosystem, the Everglades.Then, determine the interdependency of life in your selected ecosystem by examining the organisms found within your selected ecosystem. In your diagram, include the following items:

a. List the different kinds of organisms that can be found in your selected ecosystem.

b. Identify the structure and function of the main organs in at least two of the organisms found in your selected ecosystem, and indicate why they are best suited for that environment.

c. Label the three major types of organisms that live in your selected ecosystem as follows: "P" for producers, "C" for consumers, and "D for decomposers.

d. Name the three types of consumers: herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores within your selected ecosystem.

e. List the food chain(s) associated with your selected ecosystem.

For each organism in the food chain, address the following items:

1) Name of plant or animal
2) What it eats
3) What eats it
4) How it adapts to the ecosystem

f. Identify potential hazards that might impact the stability of your selected ecosystem (e.g. environmental pollution).

Be sure to appropriately cite any sources used in the preparation of the Food Web Diagram.

Note: In the Food Web Diagram, you do not need to include pictures you can just use labels and associated details like unto a flowchart.

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This solution creates a food web diagram in which it illustrate the energy flow among the organisms of a food chain within a particular ecosystem, the Everglades. The solution is provided within an attached PowerPoint file.

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