Garden Dictionary Word: biological equilibrium (syn. biotic balance, syn. balance of nature)


biological equilibrium (syn. biotic balance, syn. balance of nature)

The state of natural control, self-regulation of the numbers of plants and animals in a community, brought about by interactions within and between plants and animals and the effects of environment such as weather. For example, as the numbers of white-footed mice, Paramyscus, rise, grass seeds, Graminae, decrease and the numbers of foxes, Vulpes, increase. See also: life cycle, pyramid of numbers.



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