What Is Ecological Balance? - Definition & Importance


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Which of the following is the definition of ecological balance?

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1. Which of the following would be an example of ecological balance?

2. Which of the following is the definition of a disturbance in an ecosystem?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In order for ecosystems to function correctly, they need to exist in ecological balance. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the definition and characteristics of ecological balance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Examples of ecological balance
  • Disturbances in an ecosystem
  • Why ecological balance is important

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet use the following skills

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding ecological balance
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics and examples of ecological balance
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on ecological balance and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about how ecosystems function, review the accompanying lesson called What Is Ecological Balance? - Definition & Importance. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The impact of overhunting the grey wolf
  • The relationship between the snowshoe rabbit and the Canadian lynx
  • How ecosystems eventually right the disturbance