An ecosystem refers to the living and non-living things that make up a specific location, such as a pond, forest, river grassland, desert or tundra. Ecosystems are often confused with biomes, which are regions of the wor... More »

Freshwater ecosystems include ponds, lakes, streams, rivers and wetlands. Freshwater means the body of water has a salt concentration of less than 1 percent. Plant and animal life of freshwater ecosystems do not survive ... More »

A freshwater ecosystem is a type of aquatic ecosystem with a low salt concentration. It includes lakes, ponds, springs, rivers, streams and wetlands. It may be divided into two categories: the lentic or still water ecosy... More »

Abiotic factors of a pond are all elements that are in or that affect the ecosystem of a pond other than the living, or biotic, factors. Abiotic factors vary by pond and include a wide range of components such as tempera... More »

The five types of biomes -- regions of the planet that have similar climate, plants and animals -- are aquatic, desert, forest, grassland and tundra. Some authorities divide these into subcategories. More »

An environment generally refers to the surroundings of various living residents, while an ecosystem is a community consisting of both living and non-living things that work together. In general, an ecosystem is defined b... More »

An ecosystem is a location where living things such as plants and animals live with each other in a community among non-living things such as rocks and water. An ecosystem is part of a larger area known as a biome. Examp... More »