Healthy ecosystems provide important “services,” like clean air and water, healthy forests and farms, and habitat for our plants and animals. British Columbia contains a diverse range of ecosystems that support thousands of individual plant and animal species.
An ecosystem is a collection of communities of both living and non-living things that are connected. The biotic elements in an ecosystem include living things such as plants and animals. The abiotic elements found in an ecosystem include non-living things like land forms or climate.
Terrestrial ecosystems are found on land and include vegetation, ecosystems, soil, terrain and wildlife habitat.
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Aquatic ecosystems are found in bodies of water like streams, lakes, oceans and marshes.