What is an ecosystem?

Data / date: 05/11/10 Sem comentarios / No Comments

The word ecosystem comes from the Greek language. Eco means“home”.

System is also a Greek word, meaning “combine”, “adjust”, “form a whole.”

System + Home means a combined set (harmonized) = ecosystem

In nature, an ecosystem is when multiple living elements such as animals, plants and bacteria exist in harmony with elements of the environment like water, light, soil, wind.

Example: a seabed with their fish and plants.

In an ecosystem, there may be abiotic factors (which are no alive), but contribute to the integration of the system.
If the world is the ”home” where we live and the system is a way where there is life in harmony, to live well we need to value ecosystems that are spaces (or homes) that operate smoothly and efficiently.
The ecosystems  provide services like water supply, food and raw materials for our needs.