Secondary Catalogue

Series: The Pond: Community Ecology in Action


The Benthic Zone

The Benthic Zone

The benthic zone teems with life and biodiversity and acts like the digestive system of the pond. This video explains how organisms here have adapted to living in conditions of low light and low oxygen and why they are crucial for processes of...Show More
The Limnetic Zone

The Limnetic Zone

The euphotic and profundal zones, which together comprise the limnetic zone, are home to a variety of organisms. This video looks at the characteristics of primary producers and consumers and how energy is transferred and lost through the...Show More
The Littoral Zone: Food Chains and Food Webs

The Littoral Zone: Food Chains and Food Webs

The organisms found in the littoral zone are critical for the biological cycling of abiotic factors. This video explores the complex relationships between primary producers, lower level consumers and higher order consumers and how they can be...Show More
The Littoral Zone: Photosynthesis

The Littoral Zone: Photosynthesis

The plants found in the littoral zone play an important role in maintaining and supporting the biotic and abiotic conditions of a healthy pond. This video explains how these plants photosynthesise, looking at the role reeds and rushes play in...Show More
The Still Water Pond

The Still Water Pond

A pond is an ideal place to see how living and non-living things interact with each other and their environment. This video introduces key aspects of pond ecosystems, explaining how abiotic factors define the four pond zones and how relationships...Show More
The Terrestrial Zone

The Terrestrial Zone

The terrestrial zone is the area of land around the pond that is not regularly inundated with water. This video looks at biotic and abiotic factors in the terrestrial zone, discussing the flora and fauna found in this zone and the potential...Show More