Not so long ago, wolves roamed nearly all of the United States—red wolves in the south and grey wolves in the north. Wolves have been mostly extricated in all of the United States except for a few small remaining populations.
Begin your essay with an introduction, and describe the process of how the presence or absence of wolves affects the shape of a river. Include in your discussion what community ecology is and how the level of biodiversity relates to interactions among organisms and the environment.
Using further research, do you think it would be a good or a bad thing to reintroduce wolves to the area where you live? Discuss both sides of the issue, and explain why you do or do not agree. In your argument, explain how food webs shape species diversity and how keystone species, such as the wolf, play a vital role in the environment that shapes habitats and impacts biodiversity.
Conclude with a description of how ecology and biodiversity benefit human life and how human life negatively impacts the environment.
Make sure to use research and data to back up your opinions. Cite any outside information that is used throughout the text, and add references at the end of your essay using APA format.
A note about reliable sources: There is a lot of information on the Internet that is not accurate. Making sure you utilize reliable sources is vital. Good places for reliable scientific information are universities and colleges; government websites, such as NASA.gov; and journal articles. Use the CSU Online Library to find journal articles.
To search the Internet and to increase your chance of finding sources that are more reliable, add “edu” or “gov” to the end of your search terms. For example, if you were searching for information on light usage, you would type the following terms into Google: “light usage edu” or “light usage gov.” You may also use sciencedaily.com in order to use their search engine within the website to find reliable scientific information.
Your essay must be at least three pages in length, be double-spaced, and use 12-point Times New Roman font. You must have a title page, introduction, body, conclusion, and reference page. You must also use three reliable sources for your paper that should be referenced in APA format and cited throughout your essay.