November 27, 2012
In this paper I will be discussing three main points; the first will be the major and functional dynamics of the ecosystem including change over time. Second, will be how humans may have affected biogeochemical cycles in that ecosystem. Last I will discuss how knowledge about that ecosystems structure and function can help or has helped to develop plans for its management and restoration and the implication of species interactions in ecosystem management and restoration. Major and functional dynamics of the ecosystem Deserts are able to sustain many different wildlife as well as plant life, in which many different ecosystems depend on. The Mohave Desert like many other deserts uses the suns energy to convert food fuel from the green plants that live in the desert. The Mohave Desert has a massive dry land which makes it very structural. Its functional dynamics is how important it is for the plants to receive nourishment and sunlight from the sun. Being part of the major food chain in the desert is very important and for most inevitable. The perfect example could be the hawk that eats the lizard, which eats the scorpion, which eats the tarantula that eats insects. Humans and biochemical cycles
Since the beginning of time humans have affected the biochemical cycles in many different ecosystems. Some of the impacts made have been within the carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycle. The Mohave Desert is affected by the carbon cycles when people are driving at 70mphs and they surprise a helpless animal which might be trying to cross the highway, and then get shit by the car. The poor animal is now lying dead on the side of the road, and this will release a large quantity of carbon dioxide that will eventually ties up the biological tissues which are released again into the atmosphere. One other way that...