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Ecological Relationships

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Complexicon: Food Webs

Complexicon: Food Webs

A food web is the network of feeding interactions among species in an ecosystem. When you think about feeding interactions, predators and prey are the first thing that spring to mind, like a cheetah chasing, killing and eating an antelope. But in fact, there are lots of ways that matter and energy get transferred from …

Fire Ants vs. Water

Fire Ants vs. Water

The Fire Nation came pouring out of the tube and onto the wooden limb. It wasn’t long before it was clear that the ants have claimed the Selva de Fuego home. But then I noticed something. There were some ants that had fallen into the water. A lot of ants, actually. More than I was …

Aquatic Ecology

>>OLIVIA RICHTER: I am involved in a lake ecology research project, where we’re taking larval fish and trying to determine how they affect their environment and how the environment affects them and the other invertebrates in the ecosystem.>>AMBER ROCK: I’ve always kind of been interested in just aquatic systems and the things that live in …

Ecological Succession: Nature’s Great Grit

Ecological Succession: Nature’s Great Grit

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