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The Description of a Local Ecosystem

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Post your response to the following: Describe the plant life, animal life, and geology of the ecosystem in the area in which you live. What populations and communities are present? How dependent is your community on this ecosystem? What are the limiting factors of the ecosystem?

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In about 250 words, this solution discusses the ecosystem of northern Michigan. This includes a discussion on sandy lakes, dunes, rivers, and the four seasons,along with species in the region such as birch, beach, cherry, apple, oak and maple, conifers pines and spruce trees. It provides an examples of how to describe an ecosystem and its various aspects.

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The ecosystem of northern Michigan of the Lower Peninsula evolved to forests (inland from the lakes), where sandy smaller lakes, dunes and rivers developed. The climate supports wildlife that endures four seasons, including harsh winters. Trees such as birch, beach, cherry, apple, oak and maple flourish in the region, along with conifers such as pines and spruces. Between the forests meadows ...

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