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How do biotic and abiotic work together to maintain the
balance of the ecosystem?
An ecosystem is a community of living organisms (plants,
animals, and microbes) existing in conjunction with the
nonliving components of their environment (air, water, and
mineral soil), interacting as a system. These biotic and
abiotic components are linked together through nutrient
cycles and energy flows.
In general, abiotic factors like rock, soil, and
water interact with biotic factors in the form of providing
nutrients. ... The water, nitrogen, and carbon cycles are
examples of this. Another way biotic and abiotic
factors interact is that biotic factors often change the
geology and geography of an area.
What happens when the biotic and abiotic factors are balanced?
In a balanced ecosystem, the community of living (biotic) organisms interacts with nonliving (abiotic) features in the environment. ...
Biotic factors rely upon abiotic factors to survive. Plants require certain
temperature, moisture and soil chemistry to thrive. Animals rely on those plants for their
food.
Why is it important to have a balance ecosystem?
Favorable ecosystem ensures that each organism thrive and multiply as expected. They
get enough food to keep them alive. Ecological balance is also important because it
leads to the continuous existence of the organisms. ... In addition, ecological
balance ensures the stability of the organisms and environment.
Factors of Balanced Ecosystems
In a balanced ecosystem, the community of living (biotic) organisms interacts with
non-living (abiotic) features in the environment. Abiotic features of ecosystems include
precipitation, temperature, landscape, sunlight, soil or water chemistry, and moisture.
The types of biotic factors in a balanced ecosystem include primary producers such as
plants, primary consumers such as herbivores, secondary consumers such as
carnivores, consumers such as omnivores that consume both plants and animals, and
detritivores that eat decaying organic matter. Biotic factors rely upon abiotic factors to
survive. Plants require certain temperature, moisture and soil chemistry to thrive.
Animals rely on those plants for their food. Anything affecting any factor of an
ecosystem can throw it off balance and force organisms to adapt or die off.
Energy and Material Cycling
A balanced ecosystem works via energy and material cycling. The chief energy source
of ecosystems is sunlight. Photosynthesis of sunlight by plants creates oxygen as a
waste product, which in turn is used in respiration by animals. Animals, in turn, create
carbon dioxide as waste, and that is used by plants. The smallest organisms,
microorganisms, decompose dead plants and animals into nonorganic material via
enzymes. The conversion of the sun’s energy to chemical energy for photosynthesis
or respiration results in energy loss as heat. Balanced ecosystems require the sun’s
energy to exist and perpetuate the energy cycle.
Factors of Balanced Ecosystems
In a balanced ecosystem, the community of living (biotic) organisms interacts with
non-living (abiotic) features in the environment. Abiotic features of ecosystems include
precipitation, temperature, landscape, sunlight, soil or water chemistry, and moisture.
The types of biotic factors in a balanced ecosystem include primary producers such as
plants, primary consumers such as herbivores, secondary consumers such as
carnivores, consumers such as omnivores that consume both plants and animals, and
detritivores that eat decaying organic matter. Biotic factors rely upon abiotic factors to
survive. Plants require certain temperature, moisture and soil chemistry to thrive.
Animals rely on those plants for their food. Anything affecting any factor of an
ecosystem can throw it off balance and force organisms to adapt or die off.
Energy and Material Cycling
A balanced ecosystem works via energy and material cycling. The chief energy source
of ecosystems is sunlight. Photosynthesis of sunlight by plants creates oxygen as a
waste product, which in turn is used in respiration by animals. Animals, in turn, create
carbon dioxide as waste, and that is used by plants. The smallest organisms,
microorganisms, decompose dead plants and animals into nonorganic material via
enzymes. The conversion of the sun’s energy to chemical energy for photosynthesis
or respiration results in energy loss as heat. Balanced ecosystems require the sun’s
energy to exist and perpetuate the energy cycle.