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Ecosystem function

Ecosystem function

The collective intraspecific and interspecific interactions of the biota, such as primary and secondary production and mutualistic relationships.

The interactions between organisms and the physical environment, such as nutrient cycling, soil development, water budgeting, and flammability.

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Re: Why is knowledge on phylogeny important

... applied ecology course, that introducing replacement species to restore function can have drastic results on the community/ecosystem :) Thanks for the discussion, Sam

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by Lucanus cervus
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why is knowledge on phylogeny important
Replies: 4
Views: 10537

conservation is necessary to human survival.

... scientists, that the bees are not that strictly required and their function overtook other insect 2) there are plenty of examples, which can show us, that all parts of the ecosystem are important for balance. However, who are we to say, that this and not ...

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by JackBean
Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: conservation is necessary to human survival.
Replies: 6
Views: 9343

Re: how is pollination an example of mutualism?

... For example, mutualistic interactions are vital for terrestrial ecosystem function as more than 48% of land plants rely on mycorrhizal relationships with fungi to provide ...

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by Paula78
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: how is pollination an example of mutualism?
Replies: 8
Views: 17207


... much of them creates problems as well. You want to maintain a balanced ecosystem of both good and bad guys. They each have an important function for our health. Viruses are a whole other bunch of critters that even antibiotics ...

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by CheeMiss
Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
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A Monkey's Uncle

... world? why create unique carriers? why create such intricate/complex ecosystems? organisms are active within the ecosystem, changing it, why would ... people with very serious psychological problems causing them not to function rationally (and institutionalised because of it) still manifest ...

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by JDavidE
Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A Monkey's Uncle
Replies: 26
Views: 62715
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