1.1 Equilibrium in the Biosphere

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1.1 Equilibrium in the Biosphere
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  1. Dynamic Equilibrium
    Describes any system with constant change in which components can adjust to the changes without disturbing the entire system.
  2. Biosphere
    The narrow zone around the Earth that harbors life.
  3. Biotic Components
    The biological or living components of the biosphere.
  4. Abiotic Components
    The non-living components of the biosphere they include chemical and physical.
  5. Population
    The populations of all species that occupy a habitat.
  6. Ecosystem
    A community and its physical and chemical environment.
  7. Biodiversity
    The number of species in an ecosystem.
  8. Food Chain
    A sequence linking organisms that feed on each other, starting with a food source and continuing in order with each consumer.
  9. Producer
    An autotroph: an organism that makes its own food.
  10. Consumer
    A heterotroph; an organism that must eat producers or other consumers to survive.

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