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Forest ecology is the scientific study of the interrelated patterns, processes, flora, fauna and ecosystems in forests. The management of forests is known as forestry, silviculture, and forest management. A forest ecosystem is a natural woodland unit consisting of all plants, animals and micro-organisms (Biotic components) in that area functioning together with all of the non-living physical (abiotic) factors of the environment. The forest ecosystem is very important.
Global Warming (is likely to affect terrestrial ecoregions. Increasing global temperature means that ecosystems will change; some species are being forced out of their habitats (possibly to extinction) because of changing conditions, while others are flourishing. Other effects of global warming include lessened snow cover, rising sea levels, and weather changes, may influence human activities and the ecosystem)
The ecological effects of harvesting wild animals and plants have traditionally been viewed through the lens of reduced abundance
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (is an intergovernmental organization established to improve the interface between science and policy on issues of biodiversity and ecosystem services. It is intended to serve a similar role to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)
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Joint valley landscape or fissure valley terrain (Swedish: sprickdalslandskap, sprickdalsterräng) is a type of relief common in Fennoscandia. The landscape originates from the erosion of joints in the bedrock which leaves out small plateaus or ridges in between When the block summits in joint valley landscape are of different height it may indicate the past movement of a vertical geological fault. The ecological differences between the blocks define their flora and fauna.
Komodo Island National Park (is a national park in Indonesia located within the Lesser Sunda Islands. The park includes the three larger islands Komodo, Padar and Rincah, and 26 smaller ones. The park was initially established to conserve the unique Komodo Dragon, the world’s largest lizard. Since then conservation goals have expanded to protecting its entire biodiversity, both marine and terrestrial. The Komodo Dragon is the world’s largest living reptile and can reach 3 meters or more in length and weigh over 70kg. As a result of their size, these lizards dominate the island ecosystems in which they live. Although Komodo dragons eat mostly carcass of dead animals, they are formidable predators and will also hunt prey including birds, and mammals. Although attacks are very rare, Komodo dragons have been known to attack humans)
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A lagoon is a shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water by reefs, barrier ... In some languages the word for a lagoon is simply a type of lake. There three types pf natural lagoons: coastal, atoll and river-mouth (often also coastal). The water in a lagoon is almost always brackish
Methane-fueled Ecosystems (Researchers have discovered a methane-fueled ecosystem that feeds bacteria in the underground rivers and flooded caves of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula)
The ecology of nautiluses: are exclusively opportunistic scavengers, and readily and commonly eat arthropod molts, which all contain surprising amount of organic integuments holding the calcareous or chitinous parts together. We have also observed nautiluses to swim slowly forward with one or more tentacles gently trawling through the upper millimeters of soft mud bottom. nautiluses will excavate meat from sediment that is buried up to 25 mm below the surface: it blows sediment away with exhalation of the hyponome. In this way the sediment is recirculated and reused.