Distinguish between Upright and inverted pyramid

7/8/2015 CBSE


Upright
and inverted pyramid























 


Upright pyramid

 


Inverted pyramid



1.



The pyramid of energy is always upright.



1.



The pyramid of biomass and the pyramid of numbers can be inverted.



2.



In the upright pyramid, the number and biomass of organisms in the
producer level of an ecosystem is the highest, which keeps on decreasing
at each trophic level in a food chain.



2.



In an inverted pyramid, the number and biomass of organisms in the
producer level of an ecosystem is the lowest, which keeps on increasing
at each tropic level.





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