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a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment

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The aerial survey of elephants, buffaloes and giraffes in the ecosystem was carried out between November 19 and December 2.
One of the ways that the Government of Canada is working to improve the health, productivity, and long term sustainability of ecosystems in Atlantic Canada is through the Atlantic Ecosystems Initiatives (AEI) Funding Program.
To establish and nurture a healthy FinTech ecosystem in the GCC, a sustained collaboration is necessary between three key players which include governments, financial institutions and entrepreneurs - with each participant clearly understanding its role as well as the benefits it stands to gain from involvement.
Although some writers use the term interchangeably with other words, ecosystem carries a very different set of connotations and implications than network or cluster.
Two of the key issues hindering adoption of ecosystem services in watershed management include a lack of clear definition and a lack of methods available to quantify ecosystem services.
Chinese homestead garden ecosystems mainly originated in this period, though the ecosystem structure was very simple and mostly entailed fruit-collecting and animal hunting.
But for scientists interested in how environments change and evolve when new species appear, novel ecosystems can be "ideal natural experiments" After all, Marris explains, "it takes a dynamic ecosystem to study ecosystem dynamics.
This Essay, based on my presentation at Duke Law School's 2009 symposium, Next Generation Conservation: The Government's Role in Emerging Ecosystem Service Markets, (7) briefly examines this emerging policy front and proposes a set of key policy questions, research needs, and options for building on the policy work that has been done to date.
In recent research published in the journal Invertebrate Systematics, Professor Andrew Boulton from the University of New England in NSW suggests that there may be a direct link between this recently discovered biodiversity in groundwaters and vital ecosystem services either provided or facilitated by stygofauna.
Appointed by the Chesapeake Bay Office of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, an FEP (fisheries ecosystem plan) Technical Advisory Panel was charged with developing ecosystem-based approaches to fisheries management and information for the Chesapeake Bay in accordance with the key recommendations by the National Marine Fisheries Service Ecosystem Principles Advisory Panel of 1999.
For example, Donlan's team argues that there haven't been any plant extinctions in North America since the Pleistocene, which implies that the tools for a reestablished ecosystem are in place.
One, the Sanctuary site, was used to demonstrate the ecosystem benefits of conventional vs.
Although vast swaths of the boreal forest are losing trees to deforestation, the ecosystem is approximately 70 percent intact.
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) is the largest assessment to date of the health of the world's ecosystems.