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Which factor best explains why biomass decreases as trophic level increases in a food pyramid?

Which factor best explains why biomass decreases as trophic level increases in a food pyramid?

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A. Some energy is converted to heat
B. Survival rate of organisms gradually decreases
C. Availability of space decreases as feeding levels increase
D. Toxic chemicals get more concentrated as they move up the food web

This question is part of Ecology Quiz
Asked by Julierbrown, Last updated: Jan 24, 2020

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M. Krasinski

M. Krasinski, Content Writer, Columbus

Answered Jul 20, 2018

The answer to this is C. The availability of space decreases as feeding levels increase. The number of organisms available in the pyramid usually decrease for each level. There is also more food that are available at the lower trophic levels. If there would not be enough food in the lower trophic levels then the higher trophic levels will not get enough food as well. This can become a problem in the long run. Remember that only the energy stored in the tissues is transferred from the...Read More
 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Nov 15, 2017

Available space decreases because heat takes extra space of it

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jan 24, 2017

Some energy is converted to heat
 

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