Keystone Species in food web

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Keystone Species in food web
1. Look at your food web and determine what type of
biome or ecosystem you have.
2. Analyze and discuss in cooperative groups what
species matters the most to the whole ecosystem. That
is which one would cause the greatest domino effect?
(keystone species)
3. Once you have decided, make a cause and effect flow
map of what would happen if this species was removed
from the ecosystem.
Main cause:
______ was
removed from
this ecosystem.
Effect/ cause:
Then…
would happen.
Effect/ cause:
Then…
would happen.
Effect:
Then…
would happen.
Add as many boxes as you need for your cause and effect flow map.
4. Once you are finished you will be explaining to the whole class what you found
would happen and why. Discuss as a whole group what students found.