Q:- State with reason the consequence of decrease in number of carnivores in an ecosystem.
Ans :- The carnivores keep the populations of other carnivores and herbivores populations in control. If there were no carnivores, the population of herbivores would explode and they will rapidly consume large numbers of plants, and fungi, growing until there is not enough food to sustain them. Eventually, the herbivores would starve, leaving only those plants that were distasteful or, poisonousto them. Species diversity would, therefore drop dramatically.