The Environment-Ecosystem Interaction
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 51, Issue 10, pages 664–666, October 1970
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1970), The Environment-Ecosystem Interaction, Eos Trans. AGU, 51(10), 664–666, doi:10.1029/EO051i010p00664.(
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
Ecology deals with the mutual relationships between coexisting species of plants and animals. An ecosystem consists of the summation of all botanical organisms, zoological organisms, and micro-organisms occupying given space. Since the ecosystem involves all life forms, the discipline of ecology concerns the interaction between these species. The plant and animal life that occupy a given space are present because the environment (soil, topography, and climate) has allowed these particular species to take precedence over others.