Match each of the biomass pyramids (there is a small, medium and large pyramids)with a tundra, grassland, and temperate deciduous forest biome. Give reasons for each of your matches.

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Biomass is an ecological term that refers to the total mass of all organic matter that exists within an ecosystem. That total mass can be divided up in a variety of ways. For example, a biologist could look at an ecosystem and divide the biomass by species. This would be the total mass of a single species within an ecosystem.

This question is asking for the biomass to be divided by trophic level, which is a concept related to food chains and energy pyramids. A trophic level is a position within a food chain. The first level is producers, then the second trophic level includes anything that eats those producers, and so on.

The pyramid of biomass is a pyramid or triangle that is wider at the base than the top. It is useful for showing the amount of biomass that is available at each trophic level. Because the triangle is upright, the pyramid shows that the total mass of the producers is more than the total mass of the following consumers. It also indicates that the total mass of the carnivores is less than the total mass of all of the herbivores in an ecosystem.

I believe that this question's pyramid size is simply asking about which ecological pyramid would contain the most mass throughout the entire pyramid. The tundra would be the smallest pyramid, and the forest would be the largest pyramid. The forest ecosystem contains the most number of total organisms as well as having the most different types of species. A tundra ecosystem is still a complex ecosystem. However, many abiotic factors prevent it from sustaining the amount of life that the forest is able to sustain. Therefore, the forest's total biomass at all trophic levels is greater than the other two ecosystems.

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