Everything in life is connected to everything else as one giant ecosystem and the relationships are still being discovered.
Ecosystems are about the living and non living components of an environment adding up to an interconnected whole. This is the study of my environment with a holistic view. They are underpinned by balance. To really understand something you must always step back and consider the whole. Both a concept reduced to it’s basic elements and also as part of wider processes and structures. Until you can understand it from multiple angles you don’t really know it at all.