Every population is linked, directly or indirectly, with many others in an ecosystem. Disruptions in the numbers and types of species and environmental changes can upset ecosystem stability.
Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.
Living things are both similar to and different from each other and from nonliving things.
Explain how diversity of populations within ecosystems relates to the stability of ecosystems.