The forest ecosystem is just one of a number of unique ecosystems including prairies, deserts, polar regions and great oceans, smaller lakes, and rivers. Forest Ecology and Biodiversity. The word "ecology" comes from the Greek "oikos," meaning "household" or "place to live". These ecosystems or communities are usually self-sustaining.
A grassland ecosystem is the collection of plants, animals and micro-organisms that live within an environment where grasses are the primary form of vegetation. Examples of grassland ecosystems include the prairies of western North America, the Pampas of Argentina and the Russian steppes.
Marine ecosystems have distinct organisms and characteristics that result from the unique combination of physical factors that create them. Marine ecosystems include: the abyssal plain (areas like deep sea coral, whale falls, and brine pools), polar regions such as the Antarctic and Arctic, coral reefs, the deep sea (such as the community found in the abyssal water column), hydrothermal vents, kelp forests, mangroves, the open ocean, rocky shores, salt marshes and mudflats, and sandy shores.
Our Work. Stillwater specializes in science-based, technical approaches to environmental issues. By integrating geomorphic and biological research to understand critical ecosystem processes, we work to identify effective measures for restoring and managing rivers and their floodplains as functioning ecosystems within the context of current conditions and future climate change.
Taiga (/ˈtaɪɡə/; Russian: тайга́; IPA: [tɐjˈɡa]; from Turkic) also known as boreal forest or snow forest, is a biome characterized by coniferous forests consisting mostly of pines, spruces and larches. The taiga is the world's largest biome apart from the oceans.
The other remnants can be found in eastern United States, Europe, Russia, southwest South America, New Zealand, Australia, China and Japan. Almost all the temperate forests are located near an ocean. Some common naturally-occurring temperate forest foods include walnuts, chestnuts, apples, mushrooms and maple sugar.