Pimm, Stuart Department of Zoology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.
- Food chains
- Recovery from disaster
- Consequences for species dynamics
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
A diagram depicting those organisms that eat other organisms in the same ecosystem. In some cases, the organisms may already be dead. Thus, a food web is a network of energy flows in and out of the ecosystem of interest. Such flows can be very large, and some ecosystems depend almost entirely on energy that is imported. A food chain is one particular route through a food web.
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