Environmental science homework help

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Task Name: Phase 1 Individual Project Deliverable Length: 2–3 pages Details: Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time. In this assignment, you

  • Task Name:Phase 1 Individual Project
    Deliverable Length:2–3 pages
    Details:

    Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

    In this assignment, you will investigate the biotic and abiotic structure and function of an ecosystem.

    Choose 1 of the following ecosystems:

    • Tropical rainforest
    • Grassland
    • Coral reef
    • Estuary
    • Desert

    You will write an APA-style research paper of 2–3 pages about your choice of ecosystem, covering the following in your paper:

    • Where might this type of ecosystem be located? Give 1 specific example.
    • Describe the structure of the ecosystem.
      • List both the abiotic components and biotic components.
    • Describe the function of the ecosystem.
      • How do the abiotic and biotic components interact in biogeochemical cycles?
      • Describe both the carbon and nitrogen cycles.
    • Describe disturbance and recovery.
      • Describe 1 natural and 1 human-caused disturbance to the ecosystem.
      • Explain the damage to the ecosystem, including how the abiotic and biotic characteristics of the ecosystem changed.
    • Explain how ecosystems recover naturally based on resilience mechanisms and the theory of secondary succession.

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