Food Web Maker

Visualize interconnections in an ecosystem by creating detailed food webs or food chains to understand ecosystems.

  • Work with 1000+ pre-made templates to get a headstart
  • Extensive libraries for shapes and images to create dynamic food webs
  • Real-time collaboration to work seamlessly with peers
Create a Food Web
Food Web Maker
National Geographic

How to Create a Food Web Diagram?

Display Connections in a Food Web

Display Connections in a Food Web

Display Connections in a Food Web

Simple to use drag and drop tools and Plus Create to draw complex food webs fast.

Freehand drawing and highlights to sketch anything you want as you explain and analyze organisms.

Use shapes, connectors, and images to easily connect concepts and food chains in an ecosystem.

Multiple templates for studying and analyzing the different relationships around organisms; dichotomous keys, phylogenetic trees, food webs, and more.


Get Creative with Groups

Get Creative with Groups

Real-time cursors for any number of participants. Work with students, teachers, or fellow researchers on a shared canvas.

Video conferencing baked into the platform to feel like you are in the same room.

Comment with context to have discussions and follow ups on the same canvas. Async!

Multiple access levels and roles to streamline managing, sharing, editing, and reviewing your food webs.

Get Creative with Groups
Centralize Your Research Data

Centralize Your Research Data

Centralize Your Research Data

Add detailed docs, attachments, links and more via the notes feature on each organism to capture details on them and interconnections between them for easier analysis.

Import images, vectors, and more on to the canvas to create more informative and visually stunning food webs.

Infinite canvas that scales up to 1000s of items in a single view to gather research data around species and visually arrange them.

Built-in presentation tools to organize your information and share and present them instantly to others.

What Is a Food Web?

Food webs are part of an ecosystem, and can be used to simplify and understand the connections between different kinds of organisms, including their behavior and interactions. A food web visually maps out the interconnections between producers and consumers, containing all the food chains of an ecosystem.

How to Create a Food Web?

  • First collect all data and information on as many producers and consumers as possible within your chosen habitat; these include the herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores of the ecosystem. Compile a list of each organism and select the ones you wish to include in your food chain.
  • You can start from the bottom by creating the base level of a food chain that will consist of primary producers.This includes plants, cacti, algae, moss, etc, and organisms that produce their own food.
  • On the level just above the producers, you will need to insert images of the secondary consumers, this includes herbivores or omnivores. For example, a rabbit in a forest habitat that consumes plants is a herbivore, but a bird, being an omnivore, will consume fruits and worms.
  • The third level will consist of the tertiary consumers, the carnivores that are usually the final predators of the food web. However, there are quaternary consumers as well. For example, in a rainforest, a frog is consumed by a snake, a tertiary consumer, and is then consumed by the quaternary consumer, a hawk. To add more depth to your food web, you can add decomposers, such as bacteria that breaks down dead animals.
  • Create a visually appealing food web by importing images or clipart to your visual workspace, and use color palettes to get creative with different styles. Use arrows or connectors to display the relationship between all the organisms of the food web, and label the organisms if required.
  • Work your food web with a team via an email or invite link for collaboration. You can also download your creations in PDF, PNG, JPEG, or SVG formats for sharing, publishing, or printing.