Energy Flow in an Ecosystem. Energy Flow. Energy in an ecosystem originally comes from the sun Energy flows through Ecosystems from producers to consumers Producers (make food) Consumers (use food by eating producers or other consumers). Producers.
Producer That Captures Energy from the sun by:
Called a Black smoker (thermal vent)
Heterotrophs eat other organisms to obtain energy. (e.g. animals)
Heterotrophs eat other organisms to obtain energy.
Energy flows through an ecosystem in one direction
from producers to various levels of consumers
3rd Order consumer
2nd Order Consumer
1st order Consumer
4th Order Consumer
Producer(trapped sunlight & stored food)
Each Level In A Food Chain or Food Web is a Trophic Level.
Each level depends on the one below it for energy.
Graphic Representations Of The Relative Amounts of Energy or Matter At Each Trophic Level
Pyramid of Numbers