How Does Human Activity Affect The Ecosystem

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An ecosystem is a unique environment which has many biotic and abiotic factors. It provides a habitat for many different kinds of species and organisms. Human activity can have a great impact on the natural balance of any ecosystem in a very harmful way. In the Algar region near the Athabasca River, companies have been exploring for oil and gas so they cut lines and run seismic programs through them. In doing so, it has created an unsafe environment for the caribou species, as well as stopping the natural regeneration of different species of vegetation. As a civilian of a nearby town, it is my duty to apply my knowledge to assess how human activity impacts ecosystems in communal, economic, and an individual way.

Caribou are one of
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The abiotic factor in a caribou 's niche is the forest and trees. When industries cut them down for human profit, we contribute to the extinction of the caribou. The human activity impacts the Algar region. Another abiotic factor that is distinctive in the Algar region is the soil. When the companies were searching for oil and gas and cut the lines, they also bladed off the organic topsoil which makes it difficult for natural regeneration of different species of vegetation therefore impacting the caribou. By doing so, Human impact has provided more limiting factors then there already was. When humans apply their knowledge of …show more content…
Humans have used their knowledge to assess problems like this one. The knowledge a human has about the biotic, abiotic, and limiting factors of an area all contribute as to how humans change their impact on the ecosystem. The cut lines for the seismic programs are a visual representation of the negative impact humans have had on the ecosystem. When humans use their knowledge of ecosystems and evaluate the impact done by humans, this can lead to the realization of necessary rehabilitation and protection of the ecosystems around them

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