Factors that affect biotic or abiotic resources such as disease, predation, climate, and pollution can change the dynamics of an ecosystem and the interdependent relationships among populations of organisms until a new equilibrium is reached (e.g., Members of a species that occur together at a given time are referred to as a population).
- Life Science
Energy enters an ecosystem in the form of sunlight and flows through the system to each cell. Matter interacts, changes and recycles in an ecosystem. Populations of organisms survive by maintaining interdependent relationships with one another and by utilizing biotic and abiotic resources from the environment.
Students demonstrate their understanding of Equilibrium in an Ecosystem by