What role is played by Elephants in Ecosystem?

May 20, 2016

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. In this way the elephants help in seed dispersal...

Difference between Food Chain and Food Web

January 11, 2016

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 the form of food, from one tropic level to...

What are autecology and synecology?

May 21, 2010

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 are two main branches of ecology. Autecology is the...