What is an ecosystem?
This desert is an ecosystem
This forest is an ecosystem
This pond is an ecosystem, and under this rock is even an ecosystem.
An ecosystem is a community of living and non-living objects in a particular area.
Another name for living objects is biotic and nonliving objects is abiotic
You can classify ecosystems several ways, but one method is to use the amount of rainfall and the type of soil.
For example, the rainforest receives a large amount of rainfall each year. The plants and animals that live there have adapted to large amounts of rain and heavy vegetation.
Some animals like this walking stick have extreme camouflage.
These frogs like the dart frog are poisonous
In an ecosystem, the communities can be divided into populations which are a group of one type of organism.
These animals also have a home called a habitat
There are also water ecosystems like a pond, lake, river, and ocean
A small ecosystem could be and area under a rock is a micro-ecosystem.
A medium size ecosystem like a large lake is a messo ecosystem.
A Biome is a large ecosystem.
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