Survey the diversity of organisms in a local or model ecosystem. Recognizing that a population consists of all individuals of a species that occur together at a given place and time, describe how to estimate and then calculate the size of a large population of a variety of organisms. Chart the diversity of the organisms in the ecosystem.
Organisms are linked to one another in an ecosystem by the flow of energy and the cycling of materials. Humans are an integral part of the natural system and human activities can alter the stability of ecosystems.
Organisms and their environments are interconnected. Changes in one part of the system will affect other parts of the system.