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09 bio 02

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

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