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ecosystem
An ecosystem is a dynamic complex of plant, animal, and micro-organism communities and the non-living environment interacting as a functional unit. Source: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, 2005

Terminology source: http://coordination.h2020.net

A community of organisms and their physical environment interacting as an ecological unit.

Terminology source: http://www.semide.net

A community of organisms and their physical environment interacting as an ecological unit. (Source: LBC)

Terminology source: http://www.eionet.europa.eu

An ecosystem is a dynamic complex of plant, animal, and micro-organism communities and the non-living environment interacting as a functional unit. Source: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, 2005

Terminology source: http://aoa.ew.eea.europa.eu

A dynamic complex of plant, animal and micro-organism communities and their non-living environment interacting as a functional unit. [definition source: dataservice, http://dataservice.eea.eu.int]

Terminology source: http://glossary.eea.europa.eu

- a dynamic complex of plant, animal, fungal, and micro-organism communities and their associated non-living environment interacting as a functional unit; the organisms living in a given environment, such as a tropical forest, a coral reef or a lake, and the physical part of the environment that impinges on them. [GBA modified by JVG] - a complex of organisms and their environment, interacting as a defined ecological unit (natural or modified by human activity, e.g. agroecosystem), irrespective of political boundaries. [FAO bis] - a community of organisms in their physical environment.
A dynamic complex of plant, animal and micro-organism communities and their non-living environment interacting as a functional unit. [definition source: The Convention on Biological Diversity.]

Terminology source: http://glossary.eea.europa.eu

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