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Solution for Among the Ecosystem Services Are Control of Floods and Soil Erosion. How is this Achieved by the Biotic Components of the Ecosystem - CBSE (Science) Class 12 - Biology

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Among the ecosystem services are control of floods and soil erosion. How is this achieved by the biotic components of the ecosystem?

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The biotic components of an ecosystem include the living organisms such as plants and animals. Plants play a very important role in controlling floods and soil erosion. The roots of plants hold the soil particles together, thereby preventing the top layer of the soil to get eroded by wind or running water. The roots also make the soil porous, thereby allowing ground water infiltration and preventing floods. Hence, plants are able to prevent soil erosion and natural calamities such as floods and droughts. They also increase the fertility of soil and biodiversity.

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 NCERT Biology Textbook for Class 12 (with solutions)
Chapter 15: Biodiversity and Conservation
Q: 8 | Page no. 269

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