Prompt 1: Forest Ecology
Create a food web for both of your forests. Use the terms producer, primary consumers, secondary consumer, tertiary consumer, and decomposer. Try to accurately show the difference between your two forests. For instance, the types of trees that make up the bulk of the production in your forest would be different in New Mexico than in New Hampshire. A large sized primary consumer might be a deer in an oak hickory forest or a porcupine in spruce fir forest. A small sized primary consumer might be a pine bark beetle in one or spruce bud worm in another. A medium sized primary consumer might be red squirrel, a fox squirrel or a gray squirrel. And so forth.
Prompt 2: Pests and Diseases
What is the difference between a pest, disease, and an invasive species. Research an example of each in both of your forests. What is the difference between a pest and primary consumer? (This is a trick question.) Wisconsin forest and a Louisiana forest 300 words 2 references