Would it be possible to recreate planet Earth and it's ecosystem on a desolate planet that has with similar basic properties?
This planet has a similar temperature range to Earth, has no soil, only rock, but the rock and mineral deposits are of a similar type to ours. There's no life, no water, but it does have it's own gravitational pull.
Could I develop this to the point where I could recreate habitats, wildlife, and (obviously over a massive period of time) have these working together as a complete ecosystem in the same way Earth does?
To help with possible answers, this planet does have enough gravitational force to hold onto the heavier gases such as nitrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide. I'm working on the basis that we could transport unlimited amounts of material to this planet, ie water, oxygen, flora and fauna etc.