Dynamic equilibrium

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Dynamic equilibrium is a term used to describe a state of balance. At IslandWood, we use this term when referring to ecosystems and animal populations. More specifically, as an animal population or plant population continues to grow, there are other factors (eg. consumers, weather, disease, etc.) that keep these numbers at a sustainable level. Sustainable levels indicate a population number that can remain healthy and able to reproduce in a certain habitat. A population of one particular organism (Organism A) may rise and fall, and in turn this may affect the population of another organism (Organism B) that may be dependent on Organism A as a food source.

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                    Dynamic Equilibrium charted after a few rounds of Owls, Mice, and Seeds