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.
700- to 1,050-word paper explaining the following:
The location and name of the area provided.
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
How knowledge about that ecosystem’s structure
and function can help or has helped to develop plans for its restoration or
The implication of species interactions on
your selected ecosystem
this area was “natural” to begin with and protected or has this area been
restored from some other use?
two outside references.
your paper consistent with APA guidelines.