Forest communities are much more than just an assembly of trees. They are an extremely complex, interacting, and coordinated system. In fact you may have heard the word ecosystem. "Eco" refers to the environment, in this case a forest, and "system" refers to the numerous interacting units (e.g. trees, soil, insects, birds, and man). It is difficult to imagine a more complex designed system than a forest ecosystem.
Explore food webs and biodiversity. (will open in a new window)
Aquatic food webs (material contributed by Jennifer Rogers, student presenter)