• Biology,  environmental science

    POND AS AN EXAMPLE OF AN ECOSYSTEM

    A pond is an example of a complete, closed and an independent ecosystem. It is convenient to study its basic structure and functions. It works on solar energy and maintains its biotic community in equilibrium. If you collect a glass full of pond water or a scoop full of pond bottom mud, it consists of a mixture of plants, animals, inorganic and organic materials. Following components are found in a pond ecosystem. (A) Abiotic components Light: Solar radiation provides energy that controls the entire system. Penetration of light depends on the transparency of water, amount of dissolved or suspended particles in water and the number of plankton. On the basis…

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