ecosystem


ecosystem
01. Any changes made in our [ecosystem] affect all the plants and animals that live there.
02. Destroying one part of the [ecosystem] affects every other part of it.
03. As you wander down the beach, you encounter different tiny [ecosystems], each with its own plant and animal life.
04. The [ecosystem] of the forest is upset significantly when too many trees are removed at once.
05. By harming the [ecosystem] of our planet, we endanger the balance of nature itself.
06. Scientists are wondering what has changed in the [ecosystem] of the area that has resulted in the death of an alarming number of frogs.
07. The richly forested [ecosystem] of the west coast is home to a wide variety of plants and animals.
08. The [ecosystem] is this area is extremely fragile because it is so small and so specialized.
09. Scientists have determined that each type of dolphin specializes in catching prey that lives within its specific [ecosystem].
10. Hawaii has 150 recognized [ecosystems].
11. Tropical bats are key elements in rain forest [ecosystems], which rely on the bats to pollinate flowers, and disperse seeds for countless trees and shrubs.
12. The country of Guyana boasts a number of very different [ecosystems] supporting many different trees, plants, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fish and mammals.
13. Coral reefs are home to over 25% of all marine life, and are the world's most fragile and endangered [ecosystem].
14. British Columbia's giant underwater seaweed forests comprise [ecosystems] which are more diverse than rainforests.
15. The wildebeest are one of the most important parts of the [ecosystem] of Serengeti National Park.
16. Science tells us that healthy [ecosystems] provide humans with things like food, clean water, clean air, and protection from natural disasters.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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