Ecosystem Structure, Function, and Change Paper
Select a representative natural ecosystem in your area or one in which you are interested—such as a lake, preserve, or park—that is managed for native species.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper explaining the following:
• The major structural and functional dynamics of your selected ecosystem
• How humans may have affected the cycling of matter in ecosystems, including effects to the nitrogen, phosphorus, or carbon cycle
• How knowledge about that ecosystem’s structure and function can help or has helped to develop plans for its restoration or management
• The implication of species interactions on your selected ecosystem