Essays Tagged: "Ecosystem"


in monitoring and cultivating their physical, financial, and human capital. The environment and the ecosystem, on the other hand, are just beginning to receive attention. Over the last three decades, ... has been a growing recognition that pollution poses a serious threat to human population and global ecosystems. One realization is that the ozone layer is weakening. In fact, estimates show that the o ...

(12 pages) 331 0 4.8 Mar/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Water Transitions

fairly salty mixture of freshwater and sea water. It isunique in numerous ways and is a life giving ecosystem. To understand whatbrackish water is, a background should be known about its sources.First ... and creates a layer of mud (Stuller 28). This is oneof the reasons that a mixing zone is a thriving ecosystem. A salt wedge estuary isone of these transitional zones. The water closest to the surface ...

(3 pages) 55 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Life Outside Our Biosphere

The fragile balance of the Earth's ecosystem is constantly being disrupted. Overpopulation is placing heavy strain on the world's resou ...

(4 pages) 64 1 4.8 Jun/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Space

Wind Power by, Yang

eneration of large amount of wasted heat (energy) -enough to place damaging stress on even a robust ecosystem like Earth'sWe are engaged in a sort of world wide biological experiment, with our descend ...

(4 pages) 155 1 3.8 Aug/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Effects of foreign species introduction on an ecosystem

fairly good essay with a good mark. -The effects of foreign species introduction on an ecosystemThe effects of foreign species introduction into an ecosystem are very profound. From small ... ications of their introduction are found just as often.When a foreign species is introduced into an ecosystem, often the ecosystem contains no natural predators for the new species. This lack of preda ... food for native species. When this occurs, the native species disappear and the biodiversity in the ecosystem is reduced. The carrying capacity is also reduced because the ecosystem will not be capabl ...

(3 pages) 75 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

An Ecosystem's Disturbance by a Pollutant

Great paper, an A+ paper! Great paper!Paul CordovaL. LehrDecember 11, 1995An Ecosystem's Disturbance by a PollutantFreedman defines a pollutant as 'the occurrence of toxic subst ... ty, all dependent upon the factors involved. These factors need to be looked at when determining an ecosystem's disturbance by a pollutant.Some of the most frequent pollutants in our ecosystem include ... nts which is referred to as eutrophication. Each of these pollutants pose a different effect on the ecosystem at different doses. This varied effect is what is referred to as dose and duration. The am ...

(83 pages) 282 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Evolution of Emotion, Urge and Behavior

r is a very important hallmarkof the species; one which has facilitated its spread into almost everyecosystem on the planet. Yet, as correct as Gould's reasoning is; he isoverlooking some important pe ...

(15 pages) 458 2 3.2 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

General Global Warming

e on this planet Earth is the product of a delicate hand of God. He created the nature, a wonderful ecosystem with the ability to maintain itself. Mankind's existence is totally dependent on this ecos ...

(3 pages) 66 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science


Biodiversity in an ecosystem refers to all member species in an environment. Each member has animportant role to play w ... refers to all member species in an environment. Each member has animportant role to play within the ecosystem and the lack of any member can have negative consequencesfor the whole. It also includes a ... lso includes all the different habitats, biological communities, and ecological processeswithin the ecosystem. Biodiversity enables an ecosystem to have the ability to prevent and recover from avariet ...

(1 pages) 142 0 4.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Information on the Franz Joseph Glacier in New Zealand + the distance of the Glacier from Australia. (very short)

ion of ice and temperate rainforest is a unique feature of New Zealand's glacier country, and is an ecosystem found nowhere else in the world.Running through Franz Josef is the Alpine Fault. Along thi ...

(1 pages) 60 1 2.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The plight of endangered animals and the effectiveness of their conservation methods.

ectiveness of their conservation methods.Introduction.Man has always been the dominant force in our ecosystem and we have the power to dictate and control almost all other living organisms to conform ... gy and intelligence. I believe that the main cause of the continuous endangerment of animals in our ecosystem today has been man and the latter should be the primary factor in the rapid extinction of ...

(13 pages) 174 0 3.9 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Greenlake, Seattle Report: life formes, dissolved oxygen, coliform, BOD, nitrates and phosphates, etc.

DaphniaDaphnia has only one main purpose in the ecosystem. It is basically fish food, mainly because they reproduce very quickly and are usually ver ... it is a main diet for many other animals, and if it were to go, it would probably ruin part of the ecosystem, causing a bad chain reaction.Dissolved OxygenDissolved oxygen gets into the water through ... n coliform bacteria because it is mostly the waste products of other things that are living in that ecosystem. It is obviously hazardous because it is waste. However, it is only hazardous to us humans ...

(5 pages) 54 1 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

A disscusion about the uses and abuses of watersheds and their surrounding areas in Southern Oregon.

area, as human interference and the surrounding conditions affect those downstream, as well as the ecosystem and wildlife in the watershed itself.It is because of the problems and issues in the area ... that are even endangered. Unregulated irrigation practices have caused problems for the surrounding ecosystem, as well as surrounding farmers. It is because of these factors that the Upper Klamath Lak ...

(10 pages) 52 0 3.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

This is a standard informative report on Krill. Everything about this sea species. Size, mating, eating, living locations. Well written.

tic animals like the whale, seal, and penguins however krill play a very vital role in Antarctica's ecosystem.The Euphausiid shrimp or more commonly known as Krill are hatched from free floating eggs. ... ic Division 2003).We have little idea what impact the removal of large quantities of krill from the ecosystem will have, although it is fairly safe to say that it is unlikely to be good. Since krill a ...

(4 pages) 50 1 3.5 Aug/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Oceanography

Environmental issues in England.

The main features of England's ecosystem.England's ecosystem is not very diverse, this is similar to all islands around the world, ... diverse, this is similar to all islands around the world, being and island it is unlikely that the ecosystem will change mainly because of the area. Islands usually also have their own specific and u ... d is no exception though it does share the Island with Wales and Scotland as well. Though England's ecosystem and biome are unique they are very similar to that of near by countries. Frances northern ...

(5 pages) 68 0 3.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

This is an essay pertaining to the field of wildlife managers.

scale and a variety of work conditions. Wildlife Managers help preserve wildlife and stabilize the ecosystem. Wildlife Managers experience a promising career in the field of biology. There are many d ... The job outlook is good if you know where to look.Wildlife managers preserve wildlife, balance the ecosystem and plan the outline for refuges and parks. A promising career in the field of biology is ...

(4 pages) 36 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

AP Environmental Science HW Chp4

logists focus on trying to understand the interactions between organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems, and the biosphere. An organism is any form of life. A population consists of a group of ... ations of all the different species occupying a particular place make up a biological community. An ecosystem is a community of different species interacting with one another and with their nonliving ...

(3 pages) 67 0 1.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Hunting, A Recipe For Murder

to eight does per buck. These hunts coupled which "predator hunts" leave little balance left in our ecosystem, in turn leaving prey populations way off balance. It is a malicious world we live in when ... malicious world we live in when one must kill another living thing for fun, creating chaos for the ecosystem. Animals caught in traps can be stuck in a trap for days experiencing tremendous pain, all ...

(3 pages) 34 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Ecological Restoration of Coastal Wetlands of Santa Barbara Area

Title: Ecological Restoration of the Campus LagoonAbstract:The harmed ecosystem of the Campus Lagoon at the University of California, Santa Barbara is undergoing restorat ... tential environmental disturbances. The goal of this ecological restoration project is to create an ecosystem with greater biodiversity and improve upon the water quality of the lagoon.1.0 Introductio ... ontinuing effort by university staff, scientists, and students alike. Over the past few decades the ecosystem within and around the lagoon has suffered. Whether focusing on human-introduced exotic spe ...

(10 pages) 61 0 4.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Melanesian Rituals and beliefs

aspects of the Enga people's lives that have shown the most cultural adaptation to the surrounding ecosystem are their horticultural practices, system of rituals, and life within their beliefs. Throu ...

(4 pages) 26 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith