Biotic Components Paper.Baez

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Running head: BIOTIC COMPONENTS 1 Biotic Components Paper Eddie Baez SCI/256 June 7, 2011
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Biotic Components 2 Abstract An ecosystem is a biological environment consisting of the interaction of all the living or biotic organisms in a particular area as well as all the non-living or abiotic, physical components of the environment, such as air, soil, water and sunlight. There are many examples of ecosystems, such as ponds, forests, and grasslands. The boundaries are not always obvious, although sometimes they seem obvious, as with the shoreline of a small pond. Usually the boundaries of an ecosystem are selected for practical reasons having to do with the goals of the particular study. We will discuss the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center and how its structure is designed to care for plants, trees and certain species of animals. Introduction The study of ecosystems mainly consists of certain processes that link the living, or biotic components, to the non-living, or abiotic components. “Energy transformations and biogeochemical cycling are the main processes that comprise the field of ecosystem ecology. As we learned earlier, ecology generally is defined as the interactions of organisms with one another
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Biotic Components Paper.Baez - Running head: BIOTIC...

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