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What is a Forest Ecosystem?

By September 18, 2012

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A forest ecosystem is a terrestrial unit of living organisms (plants, animals and microorganisms), all interacting among themselves and with the environment (soil, climate, water and light) in which they live. The environmental "common denominator" of that forest ecological community is a tree, who most faithfully obeys the ecological cycles of energy, water, carbon and nutrients.

A forest ecosystem has definite boundaries and  includes a forest of trees out to the limit of tree growth. Remember that forests are not the only ecosystems. There are hundreds of thousands of defined and undefined ecosystems that can cover the broadest to the tiniest of areas. An ecosystem can be as small as a pond or a dead tree, or as large as the Earth itself.

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Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest - Photo by Steve Nix

Comments

June 14, 2011 at 2:54 am
(1) palak says:

its nice but short

August 2, 2011 at 9:42 pm
(2) dipti says:

it would be nice if u explain it more

September 5, 2011 at 7:55 am
(3) rica sumaliling says:

A forest ecosystem is a terrestrial unit of living organisms (plants, animals and microorganisms), all interacting among themselves and with the environment (soil, climate, water and light) in which they live. The environmental “common denominator” of that forest ecological community is a tree, who most faithfully obeys the ecological cycles of energy, water, carbon and nutrients.

A forest ecosystem would be considered having boundaries and would include a forest of trees out to the limit of tree growth. Remember that forests are not the only ecosystems. There are hundreds of thousands of defined and undefined ecosystems that can cover the broadest to the tiniest of areas. An ecosystem can be as small as a pond or a dead tree, or as large as the Earth itself.

September 6, 2011 at 8:43 am
(4) Vidhik@ says:

You should put in some examples alongside.

September 20, 2011 at 8:22 am
(5) Ajay K Singh says:

Well i have no words to express you the most popular word thnaks for such a valuable informations you give us rearding natural resources especially forest.
Thank you very much once again.

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(6) Frank David Munoz says:

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Helpful to some extant

July 20, 2012 at 9:11 am
(8) samriddha biswas says:

short n nice but would be excellent if added more details with suitable examples

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August 7, 2012 at 5:35 am
(10) RAHUL BISHIROTI says:

This note is very simple langauge . I knew it.
Thanks……

October 6, 2012 at 8:58 am
(11) mani manisha says:

too short but nice thanks for giving me information

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(13) gokul raj says:

essential in day to day life and helpful for projects too…………………….

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