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Q: What trophic category do you think is the most important in the ecosystem and why?
A: In any ecology, There is a foundation, and that is the producers. Electromagnetic energy in the form of light is used to convert CO2 to chemical energy, in the form of biomass. This can then be used to sustain each successive level. [ At each level, however, there is less useful energy, as much of it is used up by the previous level. As a result, in most food webs producers have the largest
numbers, and each successive level of consumer has fewer and fewer numbers. This does not mean, however, that the producers are the most important, per se, since each and every trophic level is entirely necessary for the web to function. Remove one, and the entire thing collapses. There really is no ?Most Important?. ]
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User: What are the three ecosystem trophic categories?

User: Give 2 examples of each trophic category that can be found in your town, city or county.

User: What trophic category do you think is the most important in the ecosystem and why?

Weegy: In any ecology, There is a foundation, and that is the producers. Electromagnetic energy in the form of light is used to convert CO2 to chemical energy, in the form of biomass. This can then be used to sustain each successive level. [ At each level, however, there is less useful energy, as much of it is used up by the previous level. As a result, in most food webs producers have the largest numbers, and each successive level of consumer has fewer and fewer numbers. This does not mean, however, that the producers are the most important, per se, since each and every trophic level is entirely necessary for the web to function. Remove one, and the entire thing collapses. There really is no ?Most Important?. ]
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User: What is biodiversity? Is it important? Relate biodiversity to the trophic categories.

Weegy: The more biodiverse a trophic level is, the more food options are available to the trophic levels directly above it. [ For instance, if hawks could only eat mice, because mice were the only prey in the trophic levels below hawks, the hawks would have very little variability in food options, so their survival would be directly related to mouse survival. However, if hawks had the option of smaller birds, mice, insects, rodents, etc, their survial would be less dependent on specific populations ]
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User: What would happen to the rest of the trophic categories if one them was wiped out?

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