Research and analyze data on human population changes that have occurred in a specific Delaware ecosystem. Discuss reasons for changes in human population and explain how these changes have affected the biodiversity of local organisms and availability of natural resources in the given ecosystem (e.g., habitat loss, water quality, preservation/conservation efforts).
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.
Humans can alter the living and non-living factors within an ecosystem, thereby creating changes to the overall system.