Ian T.D. Thomson On October 3, the Great Lake Fishery Commission and Fisheries and Oceans Canada hosted a forum in Toronto on Asian carp, the invasive species that could threaten the ecosystem in the Great Lakes. While Asian carp may not sound like a pressing Canadian public policy […]
An ecological succession begins when barren land is colonized by pioneer species. The process occurs in multiple steps, described in this post.
What is a climax community? Climax community the final community in the process of ecological succession. The climax community is expected to be in equilibrium with local environmental conditions and is considered stable. This stage of ecological succession has been the object of much scrutiny and attention from […]
The concept of ecological succession is fundamental to ecological studies. It explains how the composition of species (the community) in an area gradually change over time, along with changes in physical characteristics of the environment.
Niche is the idea of a profession for organisms in its ecosystem. It is a concept that describes the function that an organism carries out in the ecosystem. But this function is defined by many parameters prevent within the ecosystem. Depending on these parameters, the niche of an […]
The Y-shaped energy flow model describes how energy flows through interconnected food chains in an ecosystem.
Life on Earth is a wondrous thing. It will do everything it possibly can, to make sure it survives. Every organism in this world has a wonderful ability to adapt to changes in it’s surroundings. This adaptation is what allows it to tolerate small changes in it’s environment; […]