Biota (ecology)
Biota are the total collection of organism
In biology, an organism is any contiguous living system . In at least some form, all organisms are capable of response to stimuli, reproduction, growth and development, and maintenance of homoeostasis as a stable whole.An organism may either be unicellular or, as in the case of humans, comprise...

s of a geographic region or a time period, from local geographic scales and instantaneous temporal scales all the way up to whole-planet and whole-timescale spatiotemporal scales. The biota of the Earth
Earth is the third planet from the Sun, and the densest and fifth-largest of the eight planets in the Solar System. It is also the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets...

 lives in the biosphere
The biosphere is the global sum of all ecosystems. It can also be called the zone of life on Earth, a closed and self-regulating system...


See also

  • Biome
    Biomes are climatically and geographically defined as similar climatic conditions on the Earth, such as communities of plants, animals, and soil organisms, and are often referred to as ecosystems. Some parts of the earth have more or less the same kind of abiotic and biotic factors spread over a...

  • Fauna
  • Flora
  • Fungi
  • Microbiota
    Microbiota (disambiguation)
    Microbiota is a genus of coniferous plants in the family Cupressaceae.Microbiota also refers to microflora and microfauna in an ecosystem . Also, can be used to refer to life outside a host such as life found in a soil sample....

  • Biota (taxonomy)
    Biota (taxonomy)
    In some systems of scientific classification, Biota, Vitae, Eobionti is the superdomain that classifies all life. For that reason it is often disputed how the taxon should be further divided, as the definition of "what life really is" is often changed or adjusted, and also extraterrestrial life...

  • Wildlife
    Wildlife includes all non-domesticated plants, animals and other organisms. Domesticating wild plant and animal species for human benefit has occurred many times all over the planet, and has a major impact on the environment, both positive and negative....

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