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...

Functions of Biodiversity

January 4, 2016

Humans cannot exist without biodiversity as we use it directly and indirectly in a number of ways. Direct use includes things like food, fibres, medicines and biological control, whilst indirect uses includes ecosystem services such as atmospheric regulation, nutrient cycling and pollination. There are also non-use values of biodiversity,...

Biomass Productivity

June 27, 2015

The rate of generation of biomass in an ecosystem is called Productivity, which is expressed in units of mass per unit surface (or volume) per unit time. Productivity of autotrophs such as plants is called primary productivity, while that of heterotrophs such as animals is called secondary productivity. Primary...