In this assignment, you will be creating a trophic pyramid, also known as an “ecological pyramid,” for a specific ecosystem. Your completed trophic pyramid will be used to identify the trophic levels within the food web, as well as their effects on the ecosystem. To complete this assignment go to http://lc.gcumedia.com/bio220/biome-explorer/v2.1/index.html to retrieve the trophic pyramid worksheet. When completing the worksheet follow the guidelines below:
Using your completed trophic pyramid, answer the following questions in a separate Word document of at least 250-500 words:
This assignment requires a minimum of two peer reviewed references to be included.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.