What is meant by equilibrium in a community, and what significance does it have for its existence as a whole?

The biomass of organisms in ideal succession remains constant, and the system itself is in equilibrium. If “general respiration” is less than the primary gross production, organic matter will accumulate in the ecosystem, and if it is greater, its decrease. Both will lead to community changes. With an excess of the resource, there will always be species that can master it, with its shortage, some of the species will die out. Such changes are the essence of ecological succession. The main feature of this process is that community changes always occur in the direction of an equilibrium state. Each stage of succession is a community with a predominance of certain species and life forms. They replace each other until a state of stable equilibrium sets in.

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