Anthropocene epoch,Human impacts
In this assignment, you will open the link below and participate in a “Click and Learn” Activity.
You may begin by clicking on each impact topic in the left vertical menu. A description of man’s influence or impact on each category is explained.
Next, hover around on the diagram itself, and click to see what changes will occur. After each click, a graph will show at the bottom of the screen. The more diagram clicks, the greater the number of human changes are added, and the more graphs show at the bottom.
Select 3 human impacts you are most interested in learning about.
List the following information for how each impact affects ecosystems:
a. Describe how the human impact you selected affects the ecosystem.
b. Summarize some of the quantitative (graph) data that provide evidence of humans’ impact on the ecosystem.
c. Describe specific types of evidence people should look for in their own ecosystem to determine whether humans are changing the local environment.
d. Describe what you can do as an individual to limit your impact.
You may complete the assignment using these directions, or download the word document attached, which has the same directions.
Assignment submission must be a single document, either in word (.doc, .docx) or pdf format. You may add your work to the bottom of the assignment document, or create your own.
Discussion 4: Sustainability and You
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This final discussion assignment is to apply the terms listed below, and apply them to what the course has presented to you on Florida and its ecosystems. Lastly, we wish to hear how you can practice sustainability in your own everyday lives and habits.
Be sure to answer the following questions:
1) Define Sustainability and Sustainable development. Please use valid resources such as government or educational sites. Provide their definitions in your own words, do not copy and paste.
2) Compare and contrast the three components of a sustainable society. The three components are ecological integrity, social justice and economic prosperity. The course discussed the first component, ecological integrity, in the most detail, with references to social justice and economic prosperity. Provide, in your own words, how each component can work together, as well as the difficulties of maintaining each with the influences of the others.
3) In the freshwater marshes unit, there are several examples of humans now emulating nature. Provide one of them.
4) How can you, as an individual, change behavior or practice to be a more sustainable individual?