Ecosystem

Ecosystem, Community of living organisms together with the nonliving components of their environment.

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An ecosystem is a community of living organisms in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment, interacting as a system. These biotic and abiotic components are linked together through nutrient cycles and energy flows. Energy enters the system through photosynthesis and is incorporated into plant tissue. By feeding on plants and on one another, animals play an important role in the movement of matter and energy through the system. They also influence the quantity of plant and microbial biomass present.

Aquatic ecosystem
4 months ago

Aquatic ecosystem ... live in aquatic ecosystems. The two main types of aquatic ecosystems are marine ecosystems and freshwater ecosystems. Marine ecosystems, the largest of...

Ecosystem service
5 months ago

Ecosystem service ... for example, agroecosystems, forest ecosystems, grassland ecosystems and aquatic ecosystems. These ecosystems, functioning in healthy relationship,...

Marine ecosystem
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Marine ecosystem ... Marine ecosystems are the largest of Earth's aquatic ecosystems and are distinguished by waters that have a high salt content. These systems contrast with...

Ecosystem diversity
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Ecosystem diversity ... Ecosystem diversity deals with the variations in ecosystems within a geographical location and its overall impact on human existence and the environment...

River ecosystem
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River ecosystem ... River ecosystems are flowing waters that drain the landscape, and include the biotic (living) interactions amongst plants, animals and micro-organisms...

Montane ecosystems
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Montane ecosystems ... Montane ecosystems are found on the slopes of mountains. The alpine climate in these regions strongly affects the ecosystem because temperatures fall...

Restoration ecology
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Restoration ecology ... the practice of renewing and restoring degraded, damaged, or destroyed ecosystems and habitats in the environment by active human intervention and action...

Ecosystem valuation
5 months ago

Ecosystem valuation ... Ecosystem valuation is an economic process which assigns a value (either monetary, biophysical, or other) to an ecosystem and/or its ecosystem services...

Freshwater ecosystem
6 months ago

Freshwater ecosystem ... Freshwater ecosystems are a subset of Earth's aquatic ecosystems. They include lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, springs, bogs, and wetlands. They can be...

Ecosystem management
4 months ago

Ecosystem management ... Ecosystem management is an approach to natural resource management that aims to ensure the long-term sustainability and persistence of an ecosystems function...

Ecosystem engineer
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Boreal ecosystem
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Ecosystem approach
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Ecosystem ecology
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Ecosystem health
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Digital ecosystem
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Energy flow (ecology)
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Terrestrial ecosystem
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Startup ecosystem
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