Ecosystem: The term ecology was coined by Ernst Haeckel in 1866. Ecology deals with the study of organisms in their natural home interacting with their surroundings. The surroundings or environment consists of other living organisms (biotic) & physical (abiotic) components. The ecosystem is a self-sustained & self-regulated segment of nature that consists of a biotic community & its physical environment, both interacting & exchanging materials. In other words, the Ecosystem may be defined as a structural and functional unit of the biosphere comprising living organism and their non-living environment. Ecology is often defined as ‘the study of ecosystem’. The term ecosystem was … Continue reading Ecosystem