Explore BrainMass

Discussing Ecosystems and Succession

This content was STOLEN from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

How do the biotic and abiotic components change the equilibrium of the ecosystems?

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 20, 2018, 2:37 am ad1c9bdddf

Solution Preview

First let us define the terms that are being discussed here. Biotic factors are those living things in an environment such as plants, animals, and bacteria. Abiotic factors are those environmental things that are not alive such as light, climate, and type of habitat. An ecosystem is made up of both biotic and abiotic components interacting together. Equilibrium is a steady and balanced state, in biological terms an ecosystem in equilibrium has only a slight fluctuation in the population sizes of the living components. In a state of ...

Solution Summary

This solution is provided within 350 words and discusses the concepts of succession and equilibrium within ecosystems.