Tagged: Environment

Levels of organization in ecology : Biosphere

Levels of organization in ecology : Biosphere

Biosphere is a part of the earth where life can exist. Biosphere represents a highly integrated and interacting zone comprising of atmosphere (air), hydrosphere (water) and lithosphere (land). It is a narrow layer around...

Levels of organization in ecology : Biome

Levels of organization in ecology : Biome

The terrestrial part of the biosphere is divisible into enormous regions called biomes, which are characterized, by climate, vegetation, animal life and general soil type. No two biomes are alike. The climate determines the boundaries...

Levels of organization in ecology – Ecosystem :  Niche

Levels of organization in ecology – Ecosystem : Niche

A niche is the unique functional role or place of a species in an ecosystem. It is a description of all the biological, physical and chemical factors that a species needs to survive, stay...

Levels of organization in ecology – Ecosystem : Ecotone

Levels of organization in ecology – Ecosystem : Ecotone

Ecotone is a zone of junction between two or more diverse ecosystems. For e.g. the mangrove forests represent an ecotone between marine and terrestrial ecosystem. Other examples are -grassland, estuary and river bank. Characteristics...

Levels of organization in ecology – Ecosystem : Goods and Service provided by ecosystems

Levels of organization in ecology – Ecosystem : Goods and Service provided by ecosystems

Goods and Services provided by ecosystems include : Provision of food, fuel and fibre Provision of shelter and building materials Purification of air and water Detoxification and decomposition of wastes Stabilization and moderation of...

Levels of organization in ecology – Ecosystem : Components of ecosystem

Levels of organization in ecology – Ecosystem : Components of ecosystem

The components of the ecosystem is categorised into abiotic of non-living and biotic of living components. Both the components of ecosystem and environment are same. 1. Abiotic Components Abiotic components are the inorganic and...

Levels of organization in ecology – Ecosystem

Levels of organization in ecology – Ecosystem

An ecosystem is defined as a structural and functional unit of biosphere consisting of community of living beings and the physical environment, both interacting and exchanging materials between them. An Ecosystem is a complex...