Man-Made Ecosystem

Man-Made Ecosystem

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As population increases, the demand for the basic needs for people also increases. Hence, people make artificial ecosystem to be to meet their needs. Unlike the natural biomes, man-made ecosystems need human inputs to maintain balance. Many things have to be done to maintain their stability.
They need to be controlled and managed to be able to produce the expected yields, Artificial ecosystems apply techniques that have been researched, studied, and tested in laboratories. Thus, a lot of energy, not to mention money, is spent.
The vast plantations in Central Luzon are among our man-made ecosystems. A plantation is an artificial ecosystem and the farmers who till the field control some aspects of this ecosystem. They choose suitable crops such as rice, corn, and pineapple. They construct water irrigation systems to ensure adequate supply of water. The apply fertilizer and use farming equipment.
Have you seen those net enclosures with bamboo support frames in Laguna de Bay or in any lake near your community? These are also artificially created ecosystems. Fishpens maintained at Laguna de Bay are man-made ecosystems where the pen's caretakers stock fish fries in the pens.
They put chicken manure or commercially available fish food in the pens. Other examples of man-made ecosystems are vegetable plots, artificial ponds and lakes, and reclaimed areas.