Field Rat Vs Field Rats

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In this ecosystem, the field rat has more energy available than the snake. According to the food chain, the energy flows from rice plant to field rat then to the snake.
This tells us that the rice plant is the primary producer, the field rat is the primary consumer, and the snake is the secondary consumer. The primary consumer processes only less than 1% of the sunlight’s energy into chemical energy because the energy is reflected all around and is finally absorbed the plant. The plant uses the energy to produce energy or glucose. The total amount of energy produced is considered gross primary production. The energy is then used to perform cellular respiration. The left overs about 40-85 percent are stored and are passed to its primary consumers
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The population of the rice plants would begin to dwindle, because the number of primary consumers (field rats) started to increase. As the field rats increase, the snake population would, too. The snake’s population would increase because more preys are available for them to eat. There for snakes are environmental resistance for the field rat because it prevents the rat population from increasing too much. They also will have a better chance of being able to survive and reproduce because their food source (field rats) won’t be limited anymore.
However, if the populations of field rat continue to increase, the rice plant population soon will decrease until there’s no more left to support the field rat. This will cause a dramatic drop in the field rat’s population because many will have to compete, adapt to another food source but there might be one, starve, and get eaten by the increased snake population. Sooner or later the whole food chain would crash and disappear unless they find another food source.
When the population of field rats increases they can cause many things to happen. Producer’s population decrease and predator increase. The environment can’t keep it stable for long so soon it will crash and cause the organism to adapt or go
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If there is more sunlight available to the producers, they would be able to convert more energy. Less sunlight would mean less energy to convert. All producers also need water so they can absorb the nutrients from the soil to perform photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is a process in which producers absorbs the sun’s energy and make chemical energy that organism can consume. If they cannot obtain water, they would not be able to perform photosynthesis and prevent it from contributing to the NPP. The nutrient density of soil matters because it would keep the plant in place so it can grow. It also provides nutrients the plant needs to become healthy and strong. If the plants in the habitat had low nutrient density of the soil, they would be struggling to survive, thus producing less energy and a less NPP in the

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