An Overview of Ecosystems Flashcards

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What is an ecosystem?

An ecosystem is a natural environment that includes both living (biotic) components, such as flora and fauna, and non-living (abiotic) components, like climate, soil and water.

What are the biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem?

Biotic components include living things like plants, animals and bacteria.

Abiotic components include non-living things like climate, soil, and water.

How do biotic and abiotic components interact in an ecosystem?

Biotic elements have a relationship with abiotic elements; changing one can lead to changes in the other. This balance is important for maintaining a healthy ecosystem.

What are the two main types of ecosystems?

The two main types of ecosystems are terrestrial (land-based) and aquatic (water-based).

What is biodiversity?

Biodiversity is the variety of animal and plant life in a given area.

Why are ecosystems important?

Ecosystems are vital because they provide habitats for living organisms and produce benefits like oxygen and carbon storage, which are essential for life on Earth.

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