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