What is ecosystem?

An ecosystem is defined as a community of lifeforms in concurrence with non-living components, interacting with each other.

An ecosystem can be as small as an oasis in a desert, or as big as an ocean, spanning thousands of miles. There are two types of ecosystem:

  • Terrestrial Ecosystem
  • Aquatic Ecosystem

Terrestrial Ecosystem

Terrestrial ecosystems are exclusively land-based ecosystems. There are different types of terrestrial ecosystems distributed around various geological zones.

Aquatic Ecosystem

Aquatic system are ecosystems present in a body of water.

  1. Freshwater Ecosystem
  2. Marine Ecosystem

The freshwater ecosystem is an aquatic ecosystem that includes lakes, ponds, rivers, streams and wetlands.The marine ecosystem includes seas and oceans.

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