Ecology

May 20, 2016

What role is played by Elephants in Ecosystem?

Elephants are the gardeners of our forests. An elephant eats abundant amounts of fruit. Some seeds may be defecated intact in a different area located at a distance. From this excreta, a new plant may sprout if conditions are right.…

January 11, 2016

Ecological Pyramids of Numbers, Biomass and Energy

An ecological pyramid shows the relationship of biomass, productivity or energy at different trophic levels. The primary producers are generally shown at the bottom and apex predators at the top. The pyramids are different for different ecosystems. There are three…

January 11, 2016

Difference between Food Chain and Food Web

Food chain refers to a linked feeding series in an ecosystem. A food chain illustrates the order in which a chain of organisms feed upon each other and the  sequence of organisms through which energy and materials are transferred, in…

June 27, 2015

Ecology, Biosphere, Ecosystem, Community and Population

The study of the interactions between living things and their environments is known as ecology. In ecology, everything is connected to everything else and there is a constant interaction between organisms and their environment.  The best way for us to…

May 21, 2010

What are autecology and synecology?

The study of the interactions between living things and their environments is known as ecology. In ecology, everything is connected to everything else and there is a constant interaction between organisms and their environment. Autecology and Synecology Autecology & Synecology…