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An Ecosystem, as coined in 1930 by Roy Clapham, is "the combined physical and biological components of an environment."

Types of ecosystems include forest, tundra, taiga, aquatic, desert, prairie, savanna, and urban.
  • Environment Canada Ecosystem Information

    Presents information and updates about ecosystems in the Pacific and Yukon Region. Includes environment reports, indicators, and reports on ecosystem science, monitoring, and research.

  • ESA Panel on Vegetation Classification

    Section of the Ecological Society of America constituted to support and facilitate the creation of standardized and scientifically credible vegetation classification in North America.

  • Heinz Center III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment

    Nonpartisan think tank focusing on improving the scientific and economic foundation for environmental policy.

  • MBGnet

    Provides images of and information about the different biomes of the world including freshwater and marine ecosystems.

  • Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

    United Nations initiative aimed at assessing the consequences of ecosystem change for human wellbeing. Also seeks to discover the scientific basis for the action needed to enhance ecosystem conservation and sustainable use.

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