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A diagram that shows the relative amounts of energy or matter, or numbers of organisms within each trophic level in a food chain or food web.
An ecological pyramid is a graphical representation designed to show the biomass or biomass productivity at each trophic level in a given ecosystem. Biomass is the amount of living or organic matter present in an organism. Biomass pyramids show how much biomass is present in the organisms at each trophic level, while productivity pyramids show the production or turnover in biomass. Ecological pyramids begin with producers on the bottom and proceed through the various trophic levels. The highest level is the top of the food chain.
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