A biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment
a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment
An ecosystem is a biological environment consisting of all the organisms living in a particular area, as well as all the nonliving, physical components of the environment with which the organisms interact, such as air, soil, water, and sunlight. ...
A system formed by an ecological community and its environment that functions as a unit; The interconnectedness of organisms (plants, animals, microbes) with each other and their environment; A set of interconnected products and services
(ecosystems) (EE-koh-sisstuhmz): communities of plants and animals living in their environments
(ECOSYSTEMS) are specific areas, like parts of the forest, that have a certain climate and certain animal and plant species (and humans!) that are used to living there and won't survive anywhere else. ...
The interacting synergism of all living organisms in a particular environment; every plant, insect, aquatic animal, bird, or land species that forms a complex web of interdependency. ...
A loosely defined area consisting of numerous habitats.
an interconnected and symbiotic grouping of animals, plants, fungi, and microorganisms.
We're not talking about nature or biology 101. Ecosystem is actually a broad term roughly defined as any group of interlinked organisms, or in the tech sense individuals or companies. Specific to the wireless world, there's more attention placed on a mobile operating system's application ecosystem.
The interacting system of a biological community and its non-living environmental surroundings.
a community of plants and animals, including humans, and their physical surroundings.
organisms and the physical factors that make up their environment.
A system of living organisms interacting with each other and their physical environment. The boundaries of what could be called an ecosystem are somewhat arbitrary, depending on the focus of interest or study. ...
All of the factors that allow a healthy environment to function; the complex relationships among an area's resources, habitats and residents. An ecosystem may include people, wildlife, fish, trees, water and several other living and non-living elements.
The physical and biological elements of an area co-existing to form a self supporting environment.
A community of plants, animals and other organisms that are linked by energy and nutrient flows and that interact with each other and with the physical environment. Rain forests, deserts, coral reefs, and grasslands are examples of ecosystems.
Any natural unit or entity including living and non-living parts that interact to produce a stable system through cyclic exchange of materials.
a geographically specified system of organisms (including humans), and the environment and processes that control its dynamics (Source: NOAA)
The scientific study of the interactions that determine the distribution and abundance of organisms. It is concerned with the life histories, distribution, and behavior of individual species, as well populations and communities.
a mutually dependent system consisting of plant, animal life and inorganic matter.
The carefully balanced network of dependence between living and non-living processes in the environment; disruptions anywhere in the system can effect changes elsewhere with unforeseen results.
a unit of ecological analysis in which the physical and biological entities are considered in relation to each other, including energy flows and chemical feedbacks within a defined geographical area.
a system existing in a particular region, at a variety of scales, where organisms exist in communities and interact with the abiotic environment around them.
As defined by Eugene Odum, distinguished ecologist and author of “Fundamentals of Ecology” (1953): a unit that includes all organisms in a given area interacting with the physical environment so that a flow of energy yields a clearly defined trophic structure, biotic diversity, and material ...
A biological community and its environment working together as a functional system, including transferring and circulating energy and matter.