Biodiversity

  • Unusual and Interesting Facts about Plants

    It is estimated that there are 285,000 species of flowering plants and 148,000 of non-flowering plants on earth and each of these have some characteristics that make their presence unique. Read further to know more about the unusual facts about plants...
    By Atula Gupta September 30, 2010 

  • The Role of Fungi in the Eco System

    Did you know that fungi have different ecological roles? They are decomposers of organic matter; symbionts of plants and animals; natural enemies of pests; food for animals; and bioremediation agents.
    By J.Sace September 25, 2010 

  • Describing, What is an Ecological System

    Living and non-living things generally move about in the same environment. Their interactions and the way they affect one another is an essential thing to study. The following article provides an overview on what an ecosystem is and why it’s extremely...
    By Precious Silva August 31, 2010 


  • The Ecological Importance of Arthropods

    Understanding the ecological importance of arthropods means gathering facts about the largest group of animal division on the face of the Earth. Arthropods have been in existence since prehistoric period, yet some of them disappeared in these modern times...
    By ciel s cantoria August 31, 2010 

  • The Ecological Importance of Protozoa

    In terms of diversity and ecological importance, protozoa can compete with other microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi. In this article, you will be able to learn the different characteristics, types, and ecological roles of protozoa.
    By J.Sace August 26, 2010 

  • The Impact of the Invasive Zebra Mussel on Ecology

    Zebra mussels are an invasive species that are multiplying in lakes and waterways in the US. Learn about how this non-native nuisance species is affecting ecosystems.
    By Terrie Schultz August 17, 2010 


  • Food Chain Basics: What is a Food Chain & How is it Effected by Biodiversity Loss?

    All food webs and food chains are critical to ecosystems. If one species of plant or animal is removed from the chain, the health of the ecosystem is weakened.
    By Edna July 20, 2010 

  • How Abiotic Factors Affect Living Organisms

    Abiotic factors are the non-living things like temperature, soils conditions, water, etc. of a particular area that determine the kind of life surviving there. The article discusses these abiotic factors and how they affect living organisms.
    By Atula Gupta July 15, 2010 

  • Learning About the Abiotic Factors of the Wetlands

    Wetlands are by far one of the most important components of our ecosystem. They not only provide a sanctuary to a number of animal species, but also provide great benefits to humans. For example, wetlands can reduce flood, recharge ground water, and moderate...
    By jiqx07 July 9, 2010 

  • Invasive Species in the Great Lakes

    Since the 1800s, numerous invasive plant and animal species have entered the Great Lakes. These non-native fish, mollusks and plants have severely compromised the ecosystem and have caused millions of dollars worth of damage.
    By Terrie Schultz July 8, 2010 
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