An ecosystem is identified by a set of different characteristics that connect the animal kingdom with the plant kingdom, a specific environment in which each entity needs the other to coexist. That is to say, its life process is linked directly, and in an evolutionary way,to the living organisms that make it a home.
The Ecosystem can be thought of as a single unit containing living things and non-living things, and the living things interact with the non-living things and also with the environment, working as a system. The Ecosystem and its Components are thought of as entities in a limited, defined space – for e.g., a forest or an ocean. However, according to some scientists and ecologists, the entire planet is an ecosystem. Ecosystems are controlled by both internal and external factors. The external factors such as the climatic conditions define how the ecosystem works, but do not get affected by the ecosystem itself.
In order to have an in-depth understanding of an ecosystem, you should first learn your basics. Though you have learnt it like several times in your lower grades, we will still start from the scratch, for the benefit of the people who slept in their science classes. What is an ecosystem? An ecosystem is a […]
Human beings form the highest point of the food chain and the ecosystem. While almost all the other components of the ecosystem are influenced by the ecosystem, human beings are the ones that influence and gain control over the ecosystem, at least for the most part of it. This is the reason why people can […]