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    Cool What's the difference between environment and ecosystem?

    Please don't just give me the definitions. Please explain the terms in ur own words. Thanks!

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    Re: What's the difference between environment and ecosystem?

    An ecosystem is a defined area that supports certain community/ communities of animals, plants, etc, while environment can be much more flexible in its reference.

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    Re: What's the difference between environment and ecosystem?

    Hello,

    Let me have a go; please note I'm not a teacher.
    I assume that you asked about the difference in the term of ecology.

    The environment is more about the coditions whereas ecosystem is about the relations. The enviroment is a part of the ecosystem.

    Cheers.

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    Re: What's the difference between environment and ecosystem?

    Jaskin is closer. Here's my view. A system is composed of parts that interact together. In an ecosystem, the "parts" are the living and non-living components in the environment. The environment is the space in which the parts of the ecosystem are situated, as well as how that are distributed, physically positioned in relation to other components, etc.

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    Re: What's the difference between environment and ecosystem?

    hello,

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Jaskin is closer. Here's my view. A system is composed of parts that interact together. In an ecosystem, the "parts" are the living and non-living components in the environment. The environment is the space in which the parts of the ecosystem are situated, as well as how that are distributed, physically positioned in relation to other components, etc.
    Do you separate, into certain extend, the environment and the ecosystem ?
    I tried to avoid separating them as, speaking in terms of ecology, the environment is an integral part of ecosystem.

    Cheers,

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    Re: What's the difference between environment and ecosystem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaskin View Post
    hello,



    Do you separate, into certain extend, the environment and the ecosystem ?
    I tried to avoid separating them as, speaking in terms of ecology, the environment is an integral part of ecosystem.

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    hugsandkisses wanted to know the difference. You can separate them for the purposes of explaining the difference, and then, if necessary, put them back together again.

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    Re: What's the difference between environment and ecosystem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    hugsandkisses wanted to know the difference. You can separate them for the purposes of explaining the difference, and then, if necessary, put them back together again.
    Ok, which one is the correct answer?

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