Based on knowledge of populations and interactions in an ecosystem, predict the possible long-term outcomes (e.g., extinction, adaptation, succession) of a natural disaster on populations 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.