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Ecosystem

Ecosystem

Steven Hofmann

Ecosystem, 2013
Acrylic on Canvas
20 inches x 20 inches
$500

Ecosystems are controlled both by external and internal factors. External factors such as climate, the parent material which forms the soil and topography, control the overall structure of an ecosystem and the way things work within it, but are not influenced by the ecosystem. Ecosystems are dynamic entities – invariably, they are subject to periodic changes and may be in the process of adjusting to some past disturbance. Ecosystems in similar environments that are located in various parts of the world may contain unique characteristics simply because they are home to different species. You are a species living in an ecosystem.

 

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