The prairie food web shows the feeding connections between animals and plants in a prairie or grassland. The food web consists of autotrophs, or producers, which can make their own food. Heterotrophs are the consumers th... More »

Prairie dogs are burrowing rodents that live in colonies called towns. There are five species of prairie dogs, all of which are native to North America. While they were once the most numerous animals in North America, hu... More » Pets & Animals Mammals

Two types of habitats in a prairie ecosystem are the tallgrass and shortgrass habitats. They differ in terms of annual precipitation, the types of grasses and the grazing habits of animals that live in them. More »

According to ScienceDaily, biodiversity is the variety of species and genes of animals, microorganisms and plants found on Earth, including their connections and natural processes. Biodiversity is important because it pr... More »

Photosynthesis plays an important role in the environment for several reasons as it helps clean the air because plants use the carbon dioxide in the air for photosynthesis, the plants produce oxygen as a by-product which... More »

Omnivores eat a variety of material such as algae, fungi, animals and plants, and they are an important part of the food web. Humans, most birds, many mammals, fish and some reptiles are omnivorous. Some individual examp... More »

Animals get carbon by consuming plants and eating other animals that obtain carbon from food. Carbon moves from one living thing to another and circulates in the environment through the carbon cycle. More »