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Ecosystem  (definition)

The interactive system formed from all living organisms and their abiotic (physical and chemical) environment within a given area. Ecosystems cover a hierarchy of spatial scales and can comprise the entire globe, communities of plants and animals corresponding to specific environmental conditions at the continental scale or small, well circumscribed systems such as a small pond.




Articles tagged with Ecosystem (10)


The orchid fief

Ontario orchid colony is key to understanding precarious wetland ecosystems

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, June 2014
Department: Discovery
Contributors:

Article ID#: 3768
A frog for the killing

While their kin are declining worldwide, Canada’s largest amphibian, the bullfrog, is multiplying out of control in British Columbia

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, April 2013
Department: Feature stories
Contributors: ,

Article ID#: 3463

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Conserving the Darkwoods in British Columbia

The biggest conservation land deal in Canadian history reveals a story of German royalty, rugged wilderness, pioneering forestry and a shroud of privacy

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, January/February 2011
Department: Feature stories
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Article ID#: 183
Goodbye Tallgrass Prairie

Once covering 6,000 square kilometres in Manitoba’s Red River valley, the tallgrass prairie has all but vanished from the Canadian landscape

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, June 2010
Department: Feature stories
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Article ID#: 82
The Jordan Basin

Six years ago, an ecologically rich wedge of ocean in the northern Gulf of Maine became Canada’s first marine biodiversity showcase. Has it lived up to its promise?

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, June 2010
Department: Feature stories
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Article ID#: 85
Ocean predators lose their bite

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, September/October 2005
Department: Discovery
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Article ID#: 839
Natural capital

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, May/June 2003
Department: Discovery
Contributors:

Article ID#: 1700
Ecosystem on the edge

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, July/August 2002
Department: Discovery
Contributors:

Article ID#: 1667













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