Why Science Is Not Directly Able To Model Organic Behaviors
Biology is a major natural science which studies the details of living things. It combines physics and biology to form what’s called macroscopic chemistry. It studies living things at all levels of molecular detail and in all environments. For instance, ecologists study how an organism reproduces, how it does, and how it changes over time.
The study of life is also concerned with its structure and function. For instance, microbiologists look at how living things reproduce and use such information to understand their workings. Biochemists study the interactions of chemical compounds in living systems. These interactions can affect the development of an organism, the production of energy and matter, the development of behavior and the immune system.
The study of biotic factors is also concerned with how natural systems relate to one another. In nature, natural systems tend to have stable, repeating patterns. This is because the forces that regulate ecosystems tend to be the same for all living things.
An example of a bio-system is the food chain. Every living thing has a way of extracting nourishment from the environment. In a food chain, the animals that eat foods get to be a part of a particular “order” of organisms. There are smaller animals that feed on smaller animals, carnivores eat meat, and herbivores eat plants. In this order, there is always an intermediary animal that leaves the food in the form of eggs or sperm. Sometimes, there is only one intermediary organism, referred to as a predator.
A major part of the study of biotic factors is the study of the physical factors that regulate the life processes of organisms. The physical factors include such things as sunlight, temperature, wind and physical barriers, such as rocks or other organisms. Researchers have shown that sunlight affects the photosynthesis of plants. During daylight, photosynthesis is the process by which plants convert light into food. They use light to absorb the sun’s energy and store it in their cells for later use.
Many of the natural environmental factors that regulate ecosystems are caused by physical barriers. These barriers can be physical or biological in nature. Examples of physical factors include air flow, currents, geothermal heat, landforms, and tectonic shifts. Biological factors, which include parasites, bacteria and viruses, are also considered important bio-factors in ecosystems. The interaction of these factors, collectively, is referred to as the eco-ecology of an ecosystem.
A major part of understanding the relationship between biotic factors and the Eco-ecosystems they regulate is studying the effects of man on the environment. Man has a profound effect on the eco-systems of the entire ecosystem because of his activities. Man is the principal agent that promotes the reproduction of non-native organisms and their spread throughout an eco-system. This means that, for things to thrive and maintain the equilibrium of an eco-system, man has to be removed from the system entirely.
Biotic and Abiotic Factors
Biotic factors work in concert with physical and biological ones to control the habitats that organisms live in. For example, plant species that attract birds need to be able to fly over land and water to reach a variety of food sources. In order for this to happen, there must be suitable landing sites. A university press release could accurately state, “Plants and animals that feed on the seeds of native plants and trees need to be able to move from one habitat to another to eat food.” A university press release would fail to mention that birds are the principal means of dispersing such seeds.
Similarly, abiotic factors and the physical environment cannot stand alone. They cannot sustain themselves or exist in their present form without a supportive microbial life. The ability of abiotic components to survive is dependent upon the availability of living resources that can replace the abiotic components that have been displaced or eliminated by human interference. In this way, scientists who claim to know how plants and animals will behave under different conditions should also mention the importance of abiotic factors and their replacement or restoration.
The physical aspects of the eco-system depend upon the types of habitats humans have built. Abiotic components, whether it be wind sunshine or microbes, cannot sustain life without the presence of suitable living biosphere. As such, it is important for scientists who claim to understand how organisms and their living biospheres work, to acknowledge the importance of the physical environment and the role it plays in sustaining the life that abiogenic factors and biotic resources include.
It is also important for scientists to note that the abiotic factors and biotic resources do not necessarily relate only to physical conditions. The presence of oxygen in the atmosphere is important in terms of the existence of abiotic components. On the other hand, the presence of carbon dioxide in the air also plays an important role in the process of photosynthesis. The process of photosynthesis is necessary to provide food for the plants and the other living organisms. Without this process, the existence of the plants and other abiotic factors would be impossible. Furthermore, the presence of water in the atmosphere is necessary for the existence of abiotic factors and biotic resources.