It is common knowledge that ecosystems are important, but why are they so important and what is threatening them? Do you know the answers? Test your knowledge about ecosystems and learn more about how humans depend on, and threaten, natural habitats.
With nearly five million identified species of plants, animals and insects the world’s rainforests account for almost fifty percent of the total known life forms on Earth. This is even more remarkable when we take into consideration that they only occupy about six percent of the surface area.
A food chain is a system within an ecological community in which every living organism depends on another body for its subsistence. In an ecosystem like the tropical rainforest, each organism is interdependent on the other, and human activities can easily disrupt the balance.
High concentrations of heavy metals in the soil has always been a problem and arsenic is one of the least desirable metals to be found in the ground.
Planting ferns seems to be a very interesting and promising way to deal with the problem.
The Mojave Desert is defined predominantly by the range of the Joshua tree. This makes it hard to define a single ecology for the desert. Mojave Desert ecology is best divided into two distinct regions, the north and south.
How do we define fossil records? How are evolution and the fossil record linked? Read about how the fossil record is evidence of Darwin’s theory of evolution and learn about some of the major evolutionary events that are documented in the fossil record.
Issues concerning the environment affect every living thing. Learn about the negative aspects of deforestation. Decide for yourself if fossil fuels or alternative energy is best for the environment based on the facts. Envision the raw numbers of solid waste, and consider reduce, reuse and recycle.
Afforestation is the effort to plant trees in barren lands so as to create a forest. It is important because it helps check the over-use of natural resources by providing an alternative source pool. Learn more about the process here.
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.
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. What could have been the reasons & why?
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 relevant.
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.