What is an ecosystem?

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There are many ways to describe ecosystems. In this module, you’ll start by getting an overview of how Ecology and Ecosystems are understood in the West, though many cultures have different ways of talking about nature and ecosystems. For the purposes of this course, we use the concepts outlined below.

Film 1: Ecology Introduction

Khan Academy, 2016

From the video, and as you explored in your field site assignment, we can understand that ecology studies both the biotic and abiotic features, and their interactions, within an ecosystem.

Forum Question: What is an Ecosystem?