Select an ecosystem in your area (forest, lake, desert, grassland).
Write a 725- to 1,050-word paper explaining the following:
1) Describe the structure of your ecosystem including important abiotic features and dominant plant and animal species.
2) Explain some functions/processes of your ecosystem including how humans affect cycling of matter in ecosystems, i.e. biogeochemical cycles, (e.g. carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous and/or water cycles).
3) Give two examples of trophic levels (or food chains) and species interactions (e.g. predation, competition, mutualism, etc.) that occur in your ecosystem. Be specific.
4) Identify an invasive species in your ecosystem. Explain its effects on the ecosystem and efforts to control or eradicate it.
Include two outside references, preferrably from the UOPX Library.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
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