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Living things don’t just interact with each other in a community. cc licensed flickr photo by jfortugaleza: http://flickr.com/photos/30594175@N05/3230112383/ They also interact with the non-living components of their environment
Ecosystem - an area in which a community interacts with its non-living environment
Two components of an ecosystem: biotic - living (i.e. the community) abiotic - non-living
Matter within an ecosystem is recycled in biogeochemical cycles. cc licensed flickr photo by lanier67: http://flickr.com/photos/lanier67/184302007/ pathway through which a chemical element or substance moves through both biotic and abiotic components