Discover how climate, water, soil, plants and animals function as one and depend on each other in distinct ecosystems, which can range from a pond to an ocean, a tree to a vast forest.
- An ecosystem is a living community of organisms interacting with their physical environment.
- Large-scale ecosystems are categorized as biomes, of which there are at least seven.
- Biomes worldwide include rainforest, tundra, desert and ocean.
- Ecosystems rely on abiotic and biotic factors, the nonliving and living components, which are organised into niches.
Wherever there is life on Earth, ecosystems exist.
An ecosystem is a living community of organisms, interacting with their physical environment.
Living organisms and physical environment
Functioning as a unit
Ecosystems can be any size from a tiny pool, to a vast forest.
On a larger scale, the world can be divided into ...
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