What is an ecosystem?

Think of your home and all of the things in it. You likely have furniture, books, food in your refrigerator, family, and maybe even pets. Your home consists of a variety of living and non-living things.

Like your home, an ecosystem is any community of living and non-living things that work together. The living things are biotic features, and the non-living things are abiotic features. While ecosystems do have boundaries, they are not always clear, and it may be difficult to see where one ecosystem ends and another begins.


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