What is ecology? Describe the difference between a population, a community, and an ecosystem. How does energy move through a food web from producers, to consumers, to decomposers?

What is ecology? Describe the difference between a population, a community, and an ecosystem. How does energy move through a food web from producers, to consumers, to decomposers?

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You may use only your textbook as source material for your response. All source material from your textbook must be referenced (Paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations).

 

Course Textbook

 

Cunningham, W. P., & Cunningham, M. A. (2011). Principles of environmental science inquiry and applications (6th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.