Ecosystems Around the World

Ecosystems Around the World highlights nine very different ecosystems—from savannah to tropical rainforest to the surprising deep-sea vent ecosystem. Each is presented in the same format: the environment, the community of organisms, and human impact—both positive and negative. Organisms that are featured are either typical or vital to each ecosystem, and water’s significant role is noted as six of the nine are aquatic ecosystems. This book helps expand readers’ ideas about what constitutes an ecosystem and exposes them to many unique ecosystems around the world.