Biosphere

The biosphere is the global sum of all ecosystems. It can also be called the zone of life on Earth, a closed (apart from solar and cosmic radiation), and self-regulating system. From the broadest biophysiological point of view, the biosphere is the global ecological system integrating all living beings and their relationships, including their interaction with the elements of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere. The biosphere is postulated to have evolved, beginning through a process of biogenesis or biopoesis, at least some 3.5 billion years ago.

In a broader sense; biospheres are any closed, self-regulating systems containing ecosystems; including artificial ones such as Biosphere 2 and BIOS-3; and, potentially, ones on other planets or moons.

Read more about Biosphere:  Origin and Use of The Term, Extent of Earth's Biosphere, Specific Biospheres

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Laciana - Biological Reserve
... On July 10, 2003, Laciana Valley was officially declared a Biosphere Reserve ... Furthermore, the Laciana Biosphere Reserve Laciana is included within the project Plan of Natural Resources Management of the Natural Area Sierra de Ancares to ... The biosphere reserve of Laciana includes 21,700 hectares of the region, divided into several zones according to their ecological interest ...
Specific Biospheres
... Thus Biosphere 1, the planet Earth Biosphere 2, a laboratory in Arizona which contains 3.15 acres (13,000 m²) of closed ecosystem ... Biosphere J (CEEF, Closed Ecology Experiment Facilities), an experiment in Japan ...
São Paulo City Green Belt Biosphere Reserve
... The São Paulo City Green Belt Biosphere Reserve - GBBR, an integral part of the Atlantic Forest Biosphere Reserve, was created in 1994 stemming from a people's movement that collected 150 thousand signatures ... The creation of the Biosphere Reserve is an advance and an opportunity for the integrated management of its cities and ecosystems, complementing the ...
Tonlé Sap Biosphere Reserve
... The Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve is a unique ecological phenomenon surrounding the Tonle Sap or Great Lake of Cambodia ... In 1997, it was successfully nominated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve ...
Lapalala Wilderness
... The Lapalala Wilderness is a wilderness area within the Waterberg Biosphere, Limpopo Province, South Africa ... The Waterberg Biosphere itself is the first region in the northern part of South Africa to be named as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO ...