What is the difference between Ecosphere and Ecosystem?

The difference between ecosphere and ecosystem

is that "ecosphere" is the portion of the atmosphere from sea-level to about 4000 meters in which it is possible to breathe without technological assistance and "ecosystem" is a system formed by an ecological community and its environment that functions as a unit.

ecosphere

ecosystem

Noun

  • The portion of the atmosphere from sea-level to about 4000 meters in which it is possible to breathe without technological assistance.
  • the biosphere

Noun

  • A system formed by an ecological community and its environment that functions as a unit.
  • The interconnectedness of organisms (plants, animals, microbes) with each other and their environment.
  • (business, marketing) A set of interconnected products and services.

Hypernyms

  • system

Examples

  • Phoenix and Lubbock are both caught in severe drought, and it is going to get much worse. We may see many such [dust] storms in the decades ahead, along with species extinctions, radical disturbance of ecosystems, and intensified social conflict over land and water. Welcome to the Anthropocene, the epoch when humans have become a major geological and climatic force.