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A short answer to ahmid al zaid:
A lot of possible definitions, but let's make it simple and short:
An environment is everything surrounding something (a plant or an animal, including human, or any population). The environment, so, can be nearly anything, a forest or an urban area.
An ecosystem is a perception of a natural surrounding (the "nature") as making a system (ecological system), between organics beings and physical environment. All parts of this system is in a way or an other interconnected. Let's give the example of a the ecosystem of any forest: these ecosystems can be more or less affected by human activities, more or less intertwined with human practices... more or less anthropized.
Hope that'll help you.
I want to know the difference between an Ecosystem and Environment with specific example.................................
Hi folks- I'm a social anthropologist with a research interest in captive elephant management in the national parks of Nepal, and I teach environmental anthropology at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch New Zealand (yes, the city devastated by the earthquake)
some of you may be interested in the following:
Vital Powers And Politics: Human Interactions With Living Things. Annual conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists at the University of Wales Trinity St David (Lampeter campus), 13-16 September 2011. The 2011 annual conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth aims to enable participants to consider human interactions with other living things from a perspective that does not always put human beings in centre stage. At this early stage of the twenty-first century, which has been called the new ‘biological century’, it provides an opportunity to consider anthropological and philosophical frameworks for examining strategies involving recursive relationships between living organisms in their socio-cultural contexts and processes. The theme challenges participants to examine new biopolitical economies of vitality (or morbidity and death) which bring human and non-human species together in changing configurations of collectivities. The scope of the conference is to discuss issues of biopolitics in a philosophically informed manner with social, cultural and biological anthropologists, philosophers, archaeologists, historians and human geographers. Keynote speakers include Professor Veena Das, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor at John Hopkins University, and Professor Rane Willerslev, Institute of Anthropology and Ethnography, University of Aarhus. Please consult the website of the Association of Social Anthropologists for further information: http://www.theasa.org/conferences/asa11/index.shtml The timetable is as follows: 4 March 2011: Call for Panels closes 16 March 2011: Call for papers opens 29 April 2011: Call for papers closes 18 July 2011: Registration deadline to appear in the programme 13 September 2011: Conference begins For further information please contact the conference convenor Penny Dransart at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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