You will write an APA-style research paper about your choice of ecosystem, including the following elements:
• Describe where this type of ecosystem might be located. Name 1 specific example.
• Describe the structure of the ecosystem.
◦ List at least 3 specific examples of both abiotic components and biotic components for the ecosystem type selected.
• Describe the function of the ecosystem
◦ In your own words, explain or define biogeochemical cycle.
◦ Describe the steps in the carbon cycle as an example of one biogeochemical cycle.
• Describe disturbance and recovery
◦ Describe 1 natural and 1 human-caused disturbance to the ecosystem that you have chosen.
◦ Describe the damage to the ecosystem for each example, including how the abiotic and biotic characteristics of the ecosystem changed.
• Provide 2 examples of natural resources provided by the ecosystem that you have selected.
◦ How can these be sustained into the future?
◦ How can humans act