Name: ____________________________

Answer the following questions in complete sentences:

1. What is a “producer” and how does it interact in an ecosystem?






2. What is a “primary consumer” and how does it interact in an ecosystem?






3. What is a “secondary consumer” and how does it interact in an ecosystem?






4. What does a food web teach us about interdependence?






5. List two comparisons and one contrast between the two ecosystems you studied in this unit:







6. Choose one animal or plant species, and describe its dependence on other species for survival:








7. Now, for the same plant or animal, show what it contributes to the ecosystem:








8. Why is biodiversity important?









9. What would be possible negative effects of removing a species from an ecosystem? Provide specific examples.