Would birdseed alter the carrying capacity of the ecosystem described below? Explain.cedar waxings are one of the few birds that can withstand the cold and lack of available food during our...

Would birdseed alter the carrying capacity of the ecosystem described below? Explain.

cedar waxings are one of the few birds that can withstand the cold and lack of available food during our winters. to ease the strains of winter, bird watchers in barrie provide cedar waxings with seeds during winter.

2. provide hypothesis that explains why birds watchers have noted increase in falcon population

please answer the two questions using this paragraph

 

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One hypothesis would be that the people feed the cedar waxwings and help keep their population up.  This would be because fewer birds die in the winter from lack of food or related problems.  Since there are more waxwings, there is more potential food for the falcons.  More food means more falcons.

You could say that the bird seed increases the carrying capacity of the ecosystem.  It is likely that food supply was the main factor limiting the waxwing population.  If more food is added to the ecosystem, more waxwings (and more falcons) can survive in that ecosystem.

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