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What would happen if a number of carnivores decreases in an ecosystem?

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The following consequences may occur due to decreases in number of carnivores in an ecosystem?


(i) Population of herbivores will increase due to absence of its predator.
(ii) Autotrophs will disappear from earth due to overgrazing done by herbivores.
(iii) Both these factors may disturb the food chain and food webs thus affecting the ecosystem.


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