SCI/256 Ecosystem Paper: Lake Tillery in Uwharrie Mountains, NC

Question Select an ecosystem in your area (I selected Lake Tillery in Uwharrie Mountains, NC). Write a 525- to 700-word paper explaining the following: Identify the ecosystem and its location. Describe the structure of the ecosystem including important abiotic features and dominant plant and animal species. Explain some functions and processes of that ecosystem, including one nutrient cycle and one food chain. Give two examples of species interactions (predation, competition, mutualism, etc.) that occur in your ecosystem. Identify an invasive species in your ecosystem. Explain its effects on the ecosystem and efforts to control or eradicate it. Answer SCI/256 Ecosystem Paper: Lake Tillery in Uwharrie Mountains, NC Each and every one of us makers contact with the ecosystem in our daily lives. Ecosystem surrounds us and is a part and parcel of everything we touch, and everywhere we go. In one or another and knowingly and unknowingly, human activities in a great way influences the earth’s ecosystem with their daily activities. An ecosystem is made up of the living organisms...
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Human Impact on Biogeochemical Cycles Worksheet SCI/256

Human Impact on Biogeochemical Cycles Worksheet   Using the textbooks, the University Library or other resources, answer each of the following questions in 150- to 300-words.  Be sure to provide references for the sources you use.   Question Response   Your neighbor faithfully applies fertilizer to his lawn to ensure beautiful, healthy green grass.  Explain how your neighbor’s fertilizing habit affects at least one nutrient cycle.   Application of fertilizer on lawns may affect one or more of the nutrient cycles. The nitrogen cycle is one the nutrient cycles affected by application of the fertilizer (Hillel & Rosenzweig, 2011). The nitrogen cycle is a process through which exchanges of nitrogen occurs between living and non-living components of the planet. Plants require nitrogen during the growth process. However, plants cannot be able to use it in the form in which it naturally occurs. In the soil, bacteria convert nitrogen into a form that plants can use. As such, plant growth depends on the level of usable nitrogen in a particular...
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Environmental Issues

Question 1)How are the following related: Human population growth, sustainability, carrying capacity, and famine? What role do values play in deciding whether to protect the environment or increase human populations? 2) Synthesize the environmental implications of the history of Easter Island. 3)Differentiate between the ways we place value on the environment. Question Environmental Issues Human population growth is a measure of the changes in the size of human populations over time. Human population growth impacts the sustainability of resources and carrying capacity of a particular environment. Environmental sustainability involves the rates at which use of resources and pollution can go on continually. Carrying capacity refers to the maximum number of organisms that can indefinitely stay in a particular habitat (Botkin & Keller, 2014). Famine determines the ability of a particular ecosystem to support a particular species in a given area. There is a complex relationship among the four concepts. Human population growth affects the environmental sustainability of a particular area. A high population growth may not...
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