What are consumers in an ecosystem?

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In an echo system, a consumer is an organism that is responsible for ensuring that the energy cycle started by producers is continued. The consumer is also supposed to use the food that has been provided by producers, so that it is availed to decomposers. In ecosystems, consumers can be omnivores, carnivores or herbivores.
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a consumer in a pond ecosystem could be a fish eating a piece of algae, or a bigger fish eating a smaller fish.
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Carnivores which eat other carnivores are called tertiary consumers
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A Bill Moyers Report on Ecosystems defines them as follows: "Ecosystems are communities of interacting organisms and the physical environment in which they live. They are the
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he would have a war with every individual surrounding its actuall prey and then change administration and forget about the prey in question
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In an ecological system, the term consumer refers to organisms that obtain their food from producers in the food chain. Consumers can be carnivores, herbivores, detrivores or omnivores, and they are grouped under primary or secondary consumers in the food chain.
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