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Ecology is important because of the insights it provides about the ways in which people and nature depend on one another. Understanding the workings of ecological systems more completely allows for predictions about the ways human activities affect the health of the ear...


Producers are organisms that make their own energy. Plants are producers because they make their own food using light, carbon dioxide and water through photosynthesis.


Ecological balance is a theory stipulating that natural conditions, including numbers of various animal and plant species, remain stable on their own through variations over time. The theory, also known as balance of nature, also holds that natural equilibrium can be ch...


Ecological succession is the process by which the species structure of a given biological community evolves over time. The two types of succession are primary and secondary.


Ecology blocks are concrete blocks made from leftover or unused concrete. Instead of dumping out unused concrete that is otherwise wasted, companies cast these blocks in 1-square-yard or half-square-yard sizes. Full-size ecology blocks weigh between 3,000 and 4,000 poun...


The levels of ecological organization are the biosphere, biome, ecosystem, community, population and individual. Ecological organization helps people understand the structure and function of entire groups of microbes, plants and animals individually and as a whole.


Ecological assessment refers to the monitoring of ecological resources to determine current and changing conditions. It is a process of evaluating the likelihood that the environment may have been affected as a result of being exposed to environmental stressors, includi...