Soil food web
Food webs describe the transfer of energy between species in an ecosystem
An ecosystem is a biological environment consisting of all the organisms living in a particular area, as well as all the nonliving , physical components of the environment with which the organisms interact, such as air, soil, water and sunlight....
. While a food chain
A food web depicts feeding connections in an ecological community. Ecologists can broadly lump all life forms into one of two categories called trophic levels: 1) the autotrophs, and 2) the heterotrophs...
examines one, linear, energy pathway through an ecosystem, a food web is more complex and illustrates all of the potential pathways.