Which is Not a Natural Ecosystem?

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : September 5th, 2022
  1. Aquarium
  2. Desert
  3. Forest

Aquarium is not a natural ecosystem. It is considered a man-made ecosystem. A natural ecosystem refers to the interactions between plants, animals, microorganisms, and human beings as well as the physical surroundings to maintain a balance in nature. Deserts, forests, gardens, etc. are examples of natural ecosystems.

What is an Ecosystem?

The interaction between living constituents with the non-living constituents in an area together is called an ecosystem. It consists of biotic components and abiotic components. Biotic components comprise all living organisms whereas abiotic components are the physical factors like temperature, rainfall, wind, soil, and minerals. The main components of an ecosystem are:

  • Productivity
  • Decomposition
  • Energy flow
  • Nutrient cycling

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  • Aquarium is not a natural ecosystem. It is an artificial ecosystem developed by man. It contains fishes, plants, etc.

  • An ecosystem that is developed by the interactions between plants, animals, microorganisms, and human beings as well as the physical surroundings to maintain a balance in nature is called a natural ecosystem.

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