Definitions for "Ecosystems"
Ecosystems are communities of living things that interact with each other and their physical environment. Check out our Regional Policy Statement definition.
Organisms together with their abiotic environment, forming an interacting system, inhabiting an identifiable space.
(Greek, oikos, house + systema, that which is put together) a major interacting system involving both organisms and their physical environment
Both plant and animal species are sensitive to climate. Due to global warming, ideal temperature and precipitation ranges suitable for present life forms may shift dramatically and rapidly, more rapidly than the species that depend upon them can adapt to naturally. A decline in biodiversity and in the goods and services provided by most ecosystems is a likely result. However, a lengthening of the growing season is also predicted for some high latitude regions. Which means that these regions will likely experience an increase in potential for agricultural production.
the animals and plants in a particular area, and the way they relate to each other.