Essay on Balancing Ecosystems

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Balancing Ecosystems Holly Regan SCI/275 August 10, 2014 Stacy Murphy Balancing Ecosystems Glimmerville City Council, It has been brought to my attention that the city of Glimmerville is now faced with the same invasive grass carp population issues as the city of Sparksville. The problem with the grass carp is once they have been introduced they kill off the native species of our local waters. The purpose for the introduction of the grass carp is to remove the overabundance of indigenous aquatic plant life in particular habitats that have taken over due to fertilizer deposits making it to our community waterways thus, making survival hard for other inhabitants. In order to receive the optimal amount of benefits that the…show more content…
It also rebalanced the ecosystem to its optimum level. Ecosystem balance or “ecosystem homeostasis” is affected by both forces that tend to increase population size and forces that tend to decrease it. Growth and reduction factors consist of both abiotic and biotic components,” (Chiras, 2013, p. 101). The biotic reduction factors were competitors, lack of food, and lack of suitable habitat. The abiotic reduction factor was alterations in the chemical environment. The biotic growth factors were high productive rate, adequate food supply, and the abilities to adapt to environmental change, migrate to new habitats, to compete, to defend, and to find food. The abiotic growth factors were favorable light, temperature, and chemical environment. The ways the native and invasive species impact ecosystem balance is that invasive species can disrupt the natural balance and reduce biodiversity and native species keeps the natural balance and increases biodiversity. During succession, animal populations shift with the changing plant communities. The early stages of succession are characterized by a rather low diversity in species. Pioneer and intermediate communities alter conditions so much that they promote the growth of new communities that eventually replace them. During a succession, two of the most-notable changes are an
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