An ecosystem consists of both living and non-living elements of that environment. Therefore, an ecosystem is composed of plants, animals, soil, rocks, minerals, atmosphere, water masses, and microorganisms.
There is no specific size of an ecosystem. It can be large enough that it cuts across countries or as small as a single animal (an animal is a home to several micro-organisms).
We can classify ecosystems into either:
A natural ecosystem is an ecosystem which is self-sufficient, with balanced ecological units and a …