Meaning of Ecosystem

what is an ecosystem:

Is referred to as ecosystem to the set of living organisms (biocoenosis) relate among themselves depending on the physical environment in which they develop (biotope). The characteristics of each ecosystem condition the type of life that develops in every environment.

The concept of ecosystem comes from the English ecosystem, and was coined by the botanist Arthur Roy Clapham in the 1930’s. Is formed with the prefix eco-, which comes from the Greek οἶκος (oikos), which means ‘House’, understood in this context as ‘environment’ or ‘place in which life develops’, and the word system.

Some Sciences studying ecosystems are the phytogeography, ecology, biology and the zoogeography.

See also ecology.

Aquatic ecosystem

An aquatic ecosystem is a natural system that comprises both the water bodies, such as the ocean, sea, rivers and lakes that give it a special feature. One can distinguish two types of aquatic ecosystems: marine and fresh water.

Marine ecosystem

A marine ecosystem is one that includes salt water (Oceans and seas). According to sunlight they receive can be pictures and afoticos. In the first case, the existing sunlight enables the process of photosynthesis. Some examples may be a beach, a mouth or a coral reef. In the second case, the sunlight is not enough for photosynthesis (approximately from the 200 meters of depth, as for example in an ocean trench. The science that studies the marine systems is called oceanography.

Freshwater ecosystem

A freshwater ecosystem is one that includes fresh water (rivers and Lakes). We can distinguish various subtypes, as the lentic, in which the water is stagnant, for example, a pond or a Lake; the lotic, where water moves, as in a river or a Creek, and other environments that include freshwater and areas with groundwater and springs. The science that studies of freshwater ecosystems is called limnology.

Terrestrial ecosystem

A terrestrial ecosystem is a natural system that develops mainly in the soil or subsoil. Some examples of terrestrial ecosystem are the forest, which includes different types of forests; the scrub, as the moor or the bushland; the pasture, savanna, Prairie and steppe, and others such as tundra and desert.

Fragmented ecosystem

A fragmented ecosystem is one that, due to changes in habitat, well as a result of geological processes, either by human activities (agriculture, industry, urbanization, etc), altering the environment, introduces discontinuities that affect the conditions of life of the species that inhabit it. When fragmentation occurs by natural causes (geological), this gives rise to a phenomenon known as speciation, which is the differentiation between related species, while when fragmentation is the result of human activities that alter the ecological balance can lead to species extinction processes.

Ecosystems of Mexico

In Mexico there is a great biodiversity and a multitude of ecosystems. This is due to its large expanse, its location and geographical diversity of the relief. Some of the ecosystems that exist in Mexico are the bushes (especially in the North), the temperate forests (Central and South), cloud forests (Southeast), dry forests (Southwest and the Yucatan peninsula), rainforests (Yucatan peninsula), grassland (Northern and Central), mangroves (southern coastal) and aquatic ecosystems (e.g. coral reefs and beaches).

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