What happens when nonliving factors in an ecosystem are altered, such as rainfall or air quality?
- An ecosystem is a living system interacting with its physical habitat.
- Changes in biotic and environmental factors can be devastating.
- If a water source dries out, a wetland can turn to barren mud flats.
- Pollution is changing our climate and disrupting many ecosystems.
An ecosystem is a living system of organisms interacting with their physical habitat, so changing the environment can have far-reaching effects.
Altering just one nonliving abiotic factor - like soil composition, or air quality - can impact on the whole ecosystem.
Some of the most dramatic and immediate effects are seen ...
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