Biology (11th Edition)

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Chapter 57 - Dynamics of Ecosystems - Review Questions - Synthesize: 2

Answer

Basically, this describes an inverted pyramid, which is possible when the primary producers reproduce so rapidly as to be able to compensate for vigorous herbivory.

Work Step by Step

Here the key is to review the chapter on the topic of pyramids. Inverted ones are almost always inverted for biomass and involve aquatic ecosystems with fast-reproducing primary producers.
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