Describe what would happen in your ecosystem if one of your herbivores was hunted to extinction (consider the effects on all aspects of the food web).
Herbivores are animals that consume only plants for their dietary needs. The extinction of an herbivore would have a debilitating effect for the carnivores that probably fed on this type of animal. Now the carnivores have one less meal choice to choose from. So that will put a strain on the other animals considered prey for the carnivores. It potentially could have a positive/negative effect on the amount of vegetation available within the ecosystem. Positive, in that the plants this particular herbivore was consuming now are not being consumed; negative, in that the lack of plant consumption has now increased the competitiveness of all the plants struggling for survival. The balance between producers, herbivores, and carnivores is a delicate part in the maintenance of an established ecosystem. Interrupt too many links in the food chain, and the whole thing can come screeching to a halt.