• Sheryl and Dan Malin


Hello Monday,

Since Dan and I retired Mondays are just a reminder that the weekend has past and there are only a few more days before another weekend gets here. It seems like one day follows very quickly after the other. To us Mondays starts fresh, it begins a new journey for some of our goals to be taken care of. Each and every day we face a new obstacle to overcome. Let’s remember that Mondays should be welcomed with great enthusiasm, enormous hope and a tank full of energy.

I always believe something wonderful is about to happen. This is my goal for every Monday. Just know that something good will happen. When you wake up on Monday morning, you should feel happy, inspired, and motivated to make the best start to the week. Monday is the perfect day for a fresh start, so make something great happen for yourself today.

Since it’s a new week, I thought I would start a new topic relating to pollution in our environment. It’s going to be on Biotic processes. This involves living organisms and how they affect the environment through excretion, breathing, absorption of sunlight, consumption of plants and animals, planting as well as decomposition. Different living organisms affect the environment in different ways, and a good example of these differences is roots hold the soil together while burrowing animals loosen it.

To start off, I’m going to start by blogging on Ecology. This is the study of the interaction of organisms in an area with their environment. This interaction constitutes an overall adaptation of the organisms to their environment which also includes the continuity of species. However, the availability of organisms in an area is dependent on the type of environment. Thus, the availability of specific species is indirectly dependent on the various factors like annual rainfall, average temperature conditions, the position of the earth with respect to the sun. These factors give rise to the existence of biomes like grasslands, rainforests and deserts. The climate in the specific biome further decides the species richness in that area.

The more clearly, we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction. Rachel Carson

Now you know the meaning of ecology, let’s discuss the various abiotic components in the environment.

Abiotic Components in an Ecology

Temperature – It is one of the major factors which directly affects the life in an area. The temperature on earth follows a general geographic trend. It is highest at the equator and keeps on decreasing as we move towards the poles. Temperature affects the various enzymatic reactions in living organisms. As a result, the biodiversity observed in the planet varies along the temperature gradient.

Water – It is the next important factor that affects life on earth. Water supports most of the life forms on earth. For example, 70 percent of the human body is made up of water. Similarly, all other organisms require water for temperature regulation and many other physiological activities. It has been observed that the species richness is maximum near water bodies.

Light – We already know that light from the sun is the ultimate source of energy for living beings on earth. Plants capture this energy and manufacture food by the process of photosynthesis. This energy is then passed on to the rest of the organisms in the environment by the food chain and food web.

Soil – The type of soil available in an area determines the type of vegetation. This directly results in the type of organisms that can be found. It also contains all the minerals needed by various living beings including plants to support their life.

Ecology and spirituality are fundamentally connected, because deep ecological awareness, ultimately, is spiritual awareness. Fritjof Capra

An Organism is a contiguous living system that includes archaeon, animals, plants and fungus. Organisms are capable of some degree of response to homeostasis, growth, reproduction and stimuli. Organisms consisting of more than one cell is termed as multicellular organisms and organisms with the single cell are termed as unicellular organisms.

A group of cells is termed as a tissue. There are four basic types of tissues that are found in animals namely muscle tissue, connective tissue, epithelium and nerve tissue. Several types of tissue together form an organ. They perform a specific function. Some of the common characteristics of the cell include reproduction by cell division, response to internal and external stimuli, metabolism and cell contents.


Good morning Monday 😊 Rise and shine ❣️ Laughter is timeless. imagination has no age and dreams are forever. Make it a good day 🤭

Adaptation of organisms to the Environment.

All the organisms possess the ability to adapt to the environment through a process of biological variation. Adaptation may differ from among different species but they have the same objective for adaptation that is “adjustment to variation”. This results in the enhancement of ability and chance of survival.

Behavior is one of the important aspects of adaptation. It includes the way they behave, the way they look and how they are built.

For instance, the animals that are living in the deserts retain moisture either through the food they consume or through burrowing into the moist earth to absorb water into their bodies. Another example would be the cactus in the middle of desert draws nourishment from ground and air.

You ask why this is important to our health!! Because it plays a great deal on the pollution of our food, soil, and our behavior on how we live. This is what causes illness and death.

Until tomorrow, remember today to rise Up and attack the day with enthusiasm.

Tomorrow I’m going to blog on temperature. This is one of the major factors which directly affects the life in an area. The temperature on earth follows a general geographic trend.

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