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The Biosphere

The Biosphere

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Module 6THEBIOSPHERE AND ITSNATURALRESOURCES
 
The biosphere is
Part of the planet earth¶s outer shell including air, land, andwater in which living organisms exist or that is capable of supporting lifeGlobal ecological system integrating all living beings and their relationships, including their interaction with the elements of the lithosphere (rocks), hydrosphere (water), and atmosphere(air)Closed and self-regulating system sustained by grand-scalecycles of energy and of materials±in particular carbon,nitrogen, certain minerals, and water Fundamental recycling processes are photosynthesis,respiration, and the fixing of nitrogen by certain bacteriaDisruption of basic ecological activities in the biosphere canresult from pollution
 
Objectives
Describe the concept of the ecosystemIdentify the limiting factors present in differentecosystemsDescribe the characteristics of man-madeecosystemsDetermine the impacts of human activities to thedifferent ecosystemsDistinguish the renewable to non-renewableresourcesDetermine the importance of different resourcesin the environment

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