Brief Ecosystem essay

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Question Description

Select an ecosystem in your area (forest, lake, desert, grassland).

Write a 1000- to 1500-word paper explaining the following:

  1. Tell what and where your ecosystem is.
  2. Describe the structure of your ecosystem including important abiotic features and dominant plant and animal species.
  3. Explain some functions/processes of your ecosystem including one nutrient cycle and one food chain.
  4. Identify an invasive species in your ecosystem. Explain its effects on the ecosystem and efforts to control or eradicate it.
  5. Give two examples of species interactions (predation, competition, mutualism, etc.) that occur in your ecosystem.

Evaluation Criteria Include:

  • Provide a clear and focused explanation of your response to the issues raised here
  • Is information from the textbooks and other sources integrated into your analysis appropriately? You must provide complete citations for all sources. (At least 2)
  • Is the paper professionally presented? It is important to present your information as clearly and succinctly as possible. (Do not sacrifice thoroughness for mere brevity.) Please proofread carefully for grammar and spelling errors

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