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Ecosystem diversity

Ecosystem diversity refers to the diversity of a place at the level of ecosystems. The term differs from biodiversity, which refers to variation in species rather than ecosystems. Ecosystem diversity can also refer to the variety of ecosystems present in a biosphere, the variety of species and ecological processes that occur in different physical settings.


Some examples of ecosystems that are rich in diversity are:

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Question:I'm looking for a web site with accurate food-webs for desert climates, prefferably in Nevada. I've tried google, and drawn a blank. Does anybody know of a good site out there? p.s. It has to be a free site.

Answers:These should help. The first the wikipeda site has not food web info but does have a lot of good detail info. The last two are examples of desert food web diagrams. These food webs are not specific to Nevada. But if you look for plants and animals natve to Nevada and put them into the proper spots in these example webs you could customize them for Nevada. You might try a wiki search on Nevada to find native wildlife. Here is a Google hint: I have found when I am looking for graphic type information like a food web with google I have a lot better luck using Google Images. I found these two using "desert food web" as my search key.

Question:for my assignment. Please let it be thorough and make sure it has nearly every animal in the sahara desert. (;

Answers:Well!!!! Sahara Desert is the largest hot desert in the world. It is in North Africa spreading the entire north western region across 9 countries. It is one of the harshest ecosystems on this earth ! The daytime temperature can rise to over 45 degrees Celsius or 113 degrees F. The nights are extremely cold. Strong hot winds blow across the desert carrying sand from one place to another. The dust storms are very common in the hot deserts. They get hardly 10 inches of rain . A typical Sahara desert food chain consists of the date palm (producer) which produces the date fruits. These date fruits when the fall down are eaten by the kangaroo rats ( herbivore ). As the kangroo rat is running away to safety it is caught and eaten by the sandy cat a (carnivore). The sandy cat digests the rat and leaves its droppings in the sand. Soon the decomposers in the sand, the insects, bacteria and worms decompose the droppings and return the nutrients back to the soil for the date palms to absorb and grow. All these animals and plants of the deserts are very well adapted to live successfully in the extreme climatic conditions. Here are few picture:

Question:Yeah I'm on a school proyect, due in a day! I just need some pictures of the flora and fauna (the main ecosystem) from the Desert! Please Help! 10 POINTS!!!!

Answers:http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=desert+plants&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2 Google image search is your friend :)


Answers:Biotic and abiotic factors are interrelated. If one factor is changed or removed, it impacts the availability of other resources within the system. Biotic Factors Biotic, meaning of or related to life, are living factors. Plants, animals, fungi, protist and bacteria are all biotic or living factors. Abiotic Factors Abiotic, meaning not alive, are nonliving factors that affect living organisms. Environmental factors such habitat (pond, lake, ocean, desert, mountain) or weather such as temperature, cloud cover, rain, snow, hurricanes, etc. are abiotic factors. A System Biotic and abiotic factors combine to create a system or more precisely, an ecosystem. An ecosystem is a community of living and nonliving things considered as a unit.

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The Sonoran Desert Ecosystem :This video examines plants and animals of the Northern Sonoran Desert. The ecology of the desert, Indigenous peoples and their historical adaptations are presented with quantitative data and qualitative commentary .

Desert animals :How do animals survive in extreme tempatures