What Do You Mean By Balance In Nature?


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Fahd Chaudhry Profile
Fahd Chaudhry answered
If you know how the world's ecosystem works, you will understand 'balance in nature' better.  Let me explain.  An ecosystem is basically an entire self-sufficient biological system.  It consists of all sorts of living things that feed off each other i.e. Plant absorbs sunlight, deer eats plant, tiger eats deer, etc. And the cycle continues.  This was a very simple example, though an ecosystem is more complex and made up of many different types of living things, but you get the gist. An ecosystem basically needs no help from the outside of its boundary to continuously sustain itself.      A 'balance in nature' therefore, is the continuous balance between all these living things as well as environmental factors. For example, if the only carnivore (meat-eater) in a specific ecosystem is the tiger, and for some reason it is going extinct (maybe man has killed most of them for their fur), then that means the deer will be allowed to flourish and plants will also start to diminish. This is how an imbalance in nature could come about.  Another example could be global warming (maybe caused by air pollution from our vehicles), which would cause the ice caps in the mountains to melt, hence causing flooded rivers, which in turn would kill much plant and animal life, and again cause an imbalance in nature.    The disruption of the balance of nature can caused by a number of things, but more often than not, it is attributed to something us humans are involved in. Either we're cutting down too many trees and causing deforestation, or we're hunting too many animals of a specific species for sport or trade, etc.      We must be careful and respect nature and the precious balance it tries to maintain.  Sometimes nature comes back to bite us, through tsunamis, hurricanes, flash floods, etc.  We end up asking God why he let that happen, when it was US who ultimately had upset the 'balance of nature'.   
Shumaela Rana Profile
Shumaela Rana answered
An ecosystem is a self-sustaining system. Except for energy or light it does not require any thing from outside it. The system is capable of maintaining itself because of the delicate but complex interactions of its biotic and abiotic components. Like the human body, the ecosystem has different parts that perform different functions, each crucial to the survival of the whole. All natural ecosystems are stable.

They maintain a state of balance, called equilibrium. If ecosystems are not balanced, they do not survive. An ecosystem gets this stability from the maze of interactions that link its parts. A disruption in one part of the ecosystem, such as temperature changed to a colder climate, is counteracted by changes in other parts of the ecosystem, such as the evolution of the adoption to cold weather.

This disrupted ecosystem returns to a state of equilibrium. Major disruptions cause dynamic changes as the ecosystem adjusts to the new conditions. Some disruptions can destroy whole ecosystem. But a new ecosystem will develop to replace he one destroyed. It is very difficult to understand every detail of how even simple ecosystems function. We understand that changes in one part of a system can trigger changes in other parts. But we cannot always predict how changes in one part of the ecosystem will affect another part.
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Anonymous answered
What is the result of upsetting the balance of nature?
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Anonymous answered
Balance in nature means the number of animals more or less equal to the number of plants.

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