HS-LS2-6: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.
Clarification Statement: Examples of changes in ecosystem conditions could include modest biological or physical changes, such as moderate hunting or a seasonal flood; and extreme changes, such as volcanic eruption or sea level rise.
Assessment Boundary: none
- Carrying capacity
- Modest (e.g. moderate hunting, seasonal flood)
- Extreme (e.g. volcanic eruption, sea level rise)
Stability and Change
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