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  • 1. Ecosystems
  • 2. Introduction to EcosystemsEcology – the study of how organisms interactwith each other.
  • 3. Introduction to EcosystemsWhat is an ecosystem? 3
  • 4. Introduction to Ecosystems Is the Rain Forest an Ecosystem? 4
  • 5. Introduction to EcosystemsIs the Kalahari Desert an Ecosystem? 5
  • 6. Introduction to EcosystemsIs this African savannah an Ecosystem? 6
  • 7. Introduction to EcosystemsIs Ontario’s boreal forest an Ecosystem? 7
  • 8. Introduction to Ecosystems Is the tundra an ecosystem? 8
  • 9. Introduction to Ecosystems Is Antarctica an ecosystem? 9
  • 10. Introduction to Ecosystems Is this sea floor an ecosystem? 10
  • 11. Introduction to Ecosystems Is this fallen tree an ecosystem? 11
  • 12. Introduction to Ecosystems Is this beaver pond an ecosystem? 12
  • 13. Introduction to EcosystemsThey are all ecosystems. 13
  • 14. Introduction to Ecosystems An ecosystem is all of theorganisms that live in a region andinteract with each other and their surroundings. 14
  • 15. Introduction to EcosystemsToronto could beconsidered anecosystem.Our school couldeven beconsidered anecosystem forwhatever liveshere. 15
  • 16. Biotic and Abiotic FactorsWithin an ecosystem are its living andnon-living components. 16
  • 17. Biotic and Abiotic FactorsThese components can be separatedinto biotic and abiotic factors. 17