Ecosystem Report On Ecosystem

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GRACE GRUNDY
RESERCH REPORT ON ECOSYSTEMS
SCIENCE

INTRODUCTION:

An ecosystem includes all living things eg. Plants, animals and all living organisms. They are in a given area (ecosystem) collaborating with each other and their non viable environments which include the weather, sunlight, climate, soil and the air (atmosphere) around them. The foundation for ecosystems is called the biosphere. The biosphere determines the whole of the earth system. Simply, an ecosystem means an ecological system.
The aim of this report is to discover more about specific ecosystems. This report will address the great barrier reef. The report will discuss and evaluate the importance of biodiversity in ecosystems and the effects and advantages of biodiversity
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THE BENEFITS OF BIODIVERSITY FOR HUMANS:

Research suggests that biodiversity is an important necessity for humans to survive. Without the great barrier reef, there would be less medicine, the loss of tourism companies no food and no protection against storms for humans.

The Great Barrier Reef has produced lots of food for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders . They have relied on sea food to keep them alive and functioning for thousands of years. This provided them with a wide variety of food to choose from. The food they ate depended upon their geographical location and season at the time but there was always some type of food from the reef for them to survive off of. They only took what they needed so that the reef maintained biodiversity.

DISCUSSION AND EVALUATION:

The Great Barrier Reef Ecosystem is universally recognised for its superior biodiversity (diversity among and within flora and fauna species in the environment). This is mainly caused by humans working carelessly. This occurs because of waste dumping, mining, tourism, agriculture, climate change and pollution in the world’s largest natural reef. Also, it can be caused because of introduced species e.g. the crown of thorns, fish, worms, algae and
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